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Fifteen-minute consultation on problems in the healthy child: sleep
  1. Jessica R Turnbull1,
  2. Michael Farquhar2
  1. 1Sunshine House Children and Young People's Development Centre, Guy's and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Community Children's Services, London, UK
  2. 2Department of Children's Sleep Medicine, Evelina London Children's Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jessica R Turnbull, Sunshine House Children and Young People's Development Centre, Guy's and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Community Children's Services, 27 Peckham Road, London SE5 8UH, UK; Jessica.turnbull{at}gstt.nhs.uk

Abstract

Sleep-related issues are common reasons children present to health professionals. Many factors can adversely affect sleep quality, and there are many associations of inadequate sleep, including behavioural problems, obesity and accidental injury. We review the current evidence, and suggest practical management strategies to promote better sleep, and hopefully, better functioning for child and family alike.

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