Sleep in Chronic Pain and Other Pediatric Conditions

G. Kadmon, C. M. Shapiro

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There is limited information in the published literature about sleep disorders in children with chronic pain; however, pediatric disorders which cause chronic pain are not rare, and include rheumatoid disorders, malignancy, and other conditions. Sleep is affected by the pain and sleep loss causes augmentation of pain perception in these children. Depression is the third factor that plays a role in this vicious cycle. In this article, a few of the studies in this area will be described, and also sleep disturbances in a few endocrine disorders and chronic infections in children are documented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Sleep
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780123786111
ISBN (Print)9780123786104
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Children
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Diabetes
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Human immunodeficiency virus
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lyme disease
  • Pain
  • REM behavior disorder
  • Sleep disorders
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus


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