NREM Sleep Parasomnia Associated with Chiari I Malformation
1Division of Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; 2Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT
Parasomnias are common sleep disorders in children, and most cases resolve naturally by adolescence.1 They represent arousal disorders beginning in NREM sleep and are generally non-concerning in children. The diagnosis can usually be made by clinical assessment, and testing with polysomnography is not routinely indicated.2 However, in certain cases with atypical features, polysomnography and more extensive neurologic evaluation are medically indicated.
Daftary AS; Walker JM; Farney RJ. NREM Sleep Parasomnia associated with Chiari I malformation. J Clin Sleep Med 2011;7(5):526-529.
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