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Charting Pediatrics

May 1, 2018

Joining us is Ricky Mohon, MD, to discuss the most common sleep disorders and sleep issues affecting pediatric and adolescent patients.

Dr. Mohon is Medical Director of Sleep Medicine and Program Director of Pediatric Pulmonology here at Children's Colorado, as well as a professor of pediatrics at CU Medicine.

In this episode:

  • The prevalence of sleep disorders in children and how these issues have evolved
  • Answering "How much sleep should my child be getting?"
  • How to counsel family members on their teenager's sleep needs
  • The disruptive impact electronic devices have on children's sleep patterns
  • The most common sleep disorders Dr. Mohon sees in infants, children and adolescents
  • Whose responsibility is it to change the diaper in the middle of the night?
  • Behavioral changes that parents can make to limit continuous night calls
  • The full extinction technique: How and why parents should let baby learn to self-soothe
  • Managing sleep-related breathing disorders and snoring in children
  • The process of conducting pediatric sleep studies and what sleep specialists monitor
  • The effects of sleep apnea and insomnia on a child’s health and school life