Insomnia in Children and Adolescents

Insomnia may take the from of difficulties getting to sleep, multiple awakenings during the night, or generally poor quality sleep that leaves one feeling unrefreshed despite adequate sleep duration.

Multiple factors may contribute to insomnia including physiologic, cognitive, behavioural and mood based factors.

Treatment options may include pharmacologic interventions or non-pharmacologic interventions such as attendance to proper sleep hygiene or cognitive-behavioural therapy.

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