How are pediatric sleep disorders prevented?

Updated: Oct 09, 2018
  • Author: Sufen Chiu, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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Anticipatory guidance at well child appointments by primary care providers is the most important preventative measure against developing common sleep disorders. Good sleep habits are correlated with better behavioral health outcomes. [25] To enable clinicians with a busy practice, sleep specialists recommend using the mnemonic “ABCs” of “SLEEPING.”

A ge appropriate B edtimes and waketimes with Consistency

Schedules and routines

Location

Exercise and diet,

no Electronics in the bedroom or before bed

Positivity

Independence when falling asleep

Needs of child met during the day

equal Great sleep.


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