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2021 Jun

Nurs Clin North Am



Sleep Deficiency and Pediatric Chronic Pain.


Zhai S, Phillips S, Ward TM
Nurs Clin North Am. 2021 Jun; 56(2):311-323.
PMID: 34023124.


Sleep deficiency in children is a public health concern, and it is highly comorbid in pediatric chronic pain conditions. Children may be particularly vulnerable to the deleterious effects of sleep deficiency, because comorbid sleep deficiency in chronic pain may further exacerbate already existent symptoms of pain, anxiety, depressions, daytime function, and increase health care use. Sleep deficiency is modifiable and integrating human-centered approaches into the development of sleep interventions is a pragmatic approach to partner with parents and children to provide them with the knowledge, motivation, and skills for setting and achieving goals, adapting to setbacks, and problem solving.