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Society guideline links: Insomnia in children

Society guideline links: Insomnia in children

Introduction — This topic includes links to society and government-sponsored guidelines from selected countries and regions around the world. We will update these links periodically; newer versions of some guidelines may be available on each society's website. Some societies may require users to log in to access their guidelines.

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Links to related guidelines are provided separately.

(See "Society guideline links: Insomnia in adults".)

(See "Society guideline links: Parasomnias, hypersomnias, and circadian rhythm disorders".)

(See "Society guideline links: Sleep-related breathing disorders including obstructive sleep apnea in children".)

(See "Society guideline links: Restless legs syndrome".)


Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS): Practice point on melatonin for the management of sleep disorders in children and adolescents (2012, reaffirmed 2021)

Choosing Wisely Canada: Don't use atypical antipsychotics as a first-line intervention for insomnia in children and youth (2021)

United States

Choosing Wisely: Don't perform polysomnography in chronic insomnia patients unless there is concern for a comorbid sleep disorder (2014, updated 2021)

Choosing Wisely: Don't prescribe medications to treat childhood insomnia unless behavioral interventions are unsuccessful or not indicated (2014, updated 2021)

American Academy of Neurology (AAN): Practice guideline – Treatment for insomnia and disrupted sleep behavior in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (2020)

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM): Position statement on delaying middle school and high school start times promotes student health and performance (2017)

AASM: Consensus statement on the recommended amount of sleep for healthy children – Methodology and discussion (2016)

AASM: Consensus statement on the recommended amount of sleep for pediatric populations (2016)

American Thoracic Society (ATS): An official statement on the importance of healthy sleep – Recommendations and future priorities (2015)

Autism Treatment Network (ATN): A practice pathway for the identification, evaluation, and management of insomnia in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (2012)

AASM: Practice parameters for behavioral treatment of bedtime problems and night wakings in infants and young children (2006)


European Sleep Research Society (ESRS), European Insomnia Network (EIN), and European Academy for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia: Cognitive-behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) across the life span – Guidelines and clinical protocols for health professionals (2022)

European Paediatric Neurology Society (EPNS): Current role of melatonin in pediatric neurology – Clinical recommendations (2015)

United Kingdom

British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP): Consensus statement on evidence-based treatment of insomnia, parasomnias and circadian rhythm disorders, update (2019)

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