Family-Based Interventions for Sleep Problems of Infants and Children

Courtney Johnson and Jodi and A. Mindell

in Sleep and Development

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780195395754
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894468 | DOI:
Family-Based Interventions for Sleep Problems of Infants and Children

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Sleep problems are remarkably common in children of all ages, with 20–40% of children affected. This chapter discusses behaviorally based sleep problems in infants, children, and adolescents, as well as their treatment. Behavioral sleep problems include such issues as bedtime resistance, problematic night wakings, nighttime fears, and insufficient sleep. The chapter is organized by developmental age groups. For each age group discussed, it presents normative data on sleep habits, developmental issues, common sleep problems, and age-appropriate treatments, with family considerations discussed.

Keywords: behavioral sleep problems; children; infants; adolescents; bedtime resistance; problematic night wakings; nighttime fears; insufficient sleep

Chapter.  9992 words. 

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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