Parasomnias- including sleep walking, sleep talking, night terrors, bed wetting and REM behavior disorders, which are common among children. A recent review by a team of Pennsylvania researchers who summarized the important clinical features of parasomnias concluded that pediatricians should counsel parents about safety precautions, risk factors and treatment options for parasomnias in children. It was also recommended that parents maintain a diary of their children’s sleep and be informed about the effects of caffeine on children’s sleep.

SLEEP vol32 (7)-wed July 01, 2009

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