13. Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Sleep Disorders in Children and Adolescents

  1. David I. Mostofsky
  1. Donna B. Pincus,
  2. R. Meredith Elkins,
  3. Courtney Weiner and
  4. Christina Hardway

Published Online: 28 MAR 2014

DOI: 10.1002/9781118453940.ch13

The Handbook of Behavioral Medicine

The Handbook of Behavioral Medicine

How to Cite

Pincus, D. B., Elkins, R. M., Weiner, C. and Hardway, C. (2014) Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Sleep Disorders in Children and Adolescents, in The Handbook of Behavioral Medicine (ed D. I. Mostofsky), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118453940.ch13

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2014
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2014

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118453995

Online ISBN: 9781118453940

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Keywords:

  • sleep disorders;
  • sleep-related problems;
  • childhood;
  • adolescence;
  • cognitive behavioral treatment;
  • dyssomnias;
  • parasomnias;
  • anxiety;
  • depression

Summary

  • Sleep is well recognized as a vital activity that is essential for a child's health, daily functioning, and overall growth.

  • Sleep-related problems are common in childhood and adolescence and can cause disruptions in academic, social, cognitive, and emotional functioning.

  • Sleep disorders, which can be categorized broadly into dyssomnias and parasomnias, can cause disruptions in child and family functioning and typically warrant treatment.

  • There is a bidirectional relationship between sleep disorders and mental health problems in youth, whereby psychological symptoms contribute to poor sleep quality, and poor sleep exacerbates emotional, behavioral, and cognitive impairment.

  • Cognitive behavioral strategies can be extremely useful for treating numerous sleep disorders in childhood and adolescence.