Recommended amount of sleep for pediatric populations: A consensus statement of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Shalini Paruthi, Lee J. Brooks, Carolyn D'Ambrosio, Wendy A. Hall, Suresh Kotagal, Robin M. Lloyd, Beth A. Malow, Kiran Maski, Cynthia Nichols, Stuart F Quan, Carol L. Rosen, Matthew M. Troester, Merrill S. Wise

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Abstract

Sleep is essential for optimal health in children and adolescents. Members of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine developed consensus recommendations for the amount of sleep needed to promote optimal health in children and adolescents using a modified RAND Appropriateness Method. The recommendations are summarized here. A manuscript detailing the conference proceedings and the evidence supporting these recommendations will be published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)785-786
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
Volume12
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Consensus
  • Pediatric
  • Sleep duration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Neurology

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    Paruthi, S., Brooks, L. J., D'Ambrosio, C., Hall, W. A., Kotagal, S., Lloyd, R. M., Malow, B. A., Maski, K., Nichols, C., Quan, S. F., Rosen, C. L., Troester, M. M., & Wise, M. S. (2016). Recommended amount of sleep for pediatric populations: A consensus statement of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 12(6), 785-786. https://doi.org/10.5664/jcsm.5866