Medical News and Perspectives
May 18, 2005

Pediatric Sleep Medicine Comes of Age

JAMA. 2005;293(19):2327-2329. doi:10.1001/jama.293.19.2327

Amelia Island, Fla—A fussy baby fails to grow normally. A 7-year-old who has autism goes to sleep at 9 PM but awakens for the day at 2 AM. A 9-year-old cannot sit still in class and seldom completes homework. A 17-year-old honor student attends band practice, stays up late to finish homework, and drives through a red light on the way to school the next morning, clipping a delivery van.

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