Healthy Sleep in Pediatrics

What is sleep hygiene and how important is sleep within pediatrics?  Please think about the following questions:

  1. Recognize the contribution of healthy sleep on overall wellness within a child.
  2. Develop strategies to promote healthy sleep and sleep hygiene principles.

Required reading: Matricciani, L. A., Olds, T. S., Blunden, S., Rigney, G., & Williams, M. T. (2012). Never enough sleep: a brief history of sleep recommendations for childrenPediatrics, 129(3), 548-556.

Bright Futures, Promoting Child Development, Theme 2, Sections on Sleep

NNP:  Coughlin, M. E. (2014). Transformative Nursing in the NICU: Trauma-Informed Age-Appropriate Care. Springer Publishing Company. Chapter 7.