CY-Sleep Disturbance CAP Identifies Children with Sleep Disturbance

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CY-Sleep Disturbance CAP The CY-Sleep Disturbance CAP identifies children and youth with symptoms of sleep disturbance, bedtime resistance, or daytime fatigue. The aim of this CAP is not to provide specific diagnostic criteria, but to identify factors to consider, and provide guidelines for managing sleep problems for children and youth. The CY-Sleep Disturbance CAP applies to children and youth in community and inpatient mental health settings. Issue While individual sleep needs differ, children and youth tend to require more sleep than adults. Recommended amounts decrease as a young person ages: 11-13 hours for preschoolers (ages 3-5 years), 10-11 hours for school age children (ages 5-11 years), and 8-9 hours for youth (ages 12-18 years). Multiple types of sleep disturbances can occur in children and youth. Some are common across ages: • Difficulties initiating and maintaining sleep. o Sleep-onset association problem: difficulty falling asleep unless certain conditions are met (for example, watching television, having a caregiver present). o Sleep problem associated with stress or adjustment: a disturbance in the quality or quantity of sleep due to stress or trauma. Others are more common amongst children (ages 4-11 years): o Limit-setting sleep problem: insufficient quantity of sleep caused by the child stalling or refusing to go to bed. o Night waking: the child wakes at night and cannot return to sleep unless particular conditions are met. Typically, this

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