Sleep Disorders in Children

  • Soňa Nevšímalová
  • Oliviero Bruni

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Oliviero Bruni, Raffaele Ferri
      Pages 31-51
    3. Suresh Kotagal
      Pages 81-92
    4. Raffaele Ferri, Luana Novelli, Oliviero Bruni
      Pages 93-104
  3. Sleep Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Rosemary S. C. Horne
      Pages 129-153
    3. Oliviero Bruni, Marco Angriman
      Pages 155-184
    4. Hui-Leng Tan, David Gozal, Leila Kheirandish-Gozal
      Pages 185-226
    5. Pamela E. Hamilton-Stubbs, Arthur S. Walters
      Pages 227-251
    6. Silvia Miano
      Pages 253-280
    7. Soňa Nevšímalová
      Pages 281-304
    8. Paola Proserpio, Lino Nobili
      Pages 305-335
    9. Sejal V. Jain, Sanjeev V. Kothare
      Pages 337-355
    10. Soňa Nevšímalová, Oliviero Bruni
      Pages 357-387
    11. Rosalia Silvestri, Irene Aricò
      Pages 389-404
    12. Teresa Paiva
      Pages 405-415
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 417-422

About this book


This book is both an exam guide to children´s sleep medicine and a practical manual for diagnosis and management of sleep disorders in children. An overview of the most frequent sleep disorders encountered in newborns, infants, children and adolescents is provided. This book discusses the main sleep disorders in detail, including insomnia, respiratory disturbances, movement disorders during sleep, circadian rhythm disorders, parasomnias, and disorders associated with increased sleepiness. It also covers sleep disorders associated with neurological, psychiatric, and medical diseases. 

This book is divided into two parts. The first part is an introduction to childhood sleep physiology and pathology, epidemiology of sleep disorders, and diagnostic procedures. The second part describes the most frequent sleep disorders in greater depth.  

Sleep Disorders in Children is aimed at sleep researchers, pediatricians, child neurologists and child psychiatrists, as well as patient organizations and families with affected children.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Soňa Nevšímalová
    • 1
  • Oliviero Bruni
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyCharles University and General Teaching HospitalPragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Sapienza UniversityS. Andrea Hospital, Department of Developmental and Social PsychologyRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-28638-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-28640-2
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