Sleep in Children and Adolescents: Health Outcomes and Practice Implications


This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 1.0 NAPNAP contact hours, of which 0 is pharmacology content.

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Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the developmental trajectory of sleep across childhood and common sleep challenges that parents may encounter. 
  • Identify the current research evidence linking sleep disruption to adverse physical and mental health outcomes. 
  • Review screening for sleep problems, including chronic sleep loss, in the pediatric primary care setting.
  • Integrate the primary principles of sleep hygiene with interventions to motivate patients and apply sleep management strategies to improve health outcomes. 
  • Outline ways in which pediatric nurse practitioners can advocate for sleep health in the community.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Contact hours
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Judith Owens, MD, MPH, Director of Sleep Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston



Dr. Owens has received grants/research support from Jazz, UCB; is a paid consultant for Jazz, UCB, Purdue, Rhodes Pharmaceuticals,Teva; has received honoraria from Web MD, Wolters-Kluwer.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours


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