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Sleep problems in children with epilepsy

Postby caitlin97marie » Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:52 pm

Hello,

I have currently read an article about sleep problems and daytime behavioral problems in children with epilepsy. This got me very interested to find out what different sleep problems children have. My question is what are some common sleep problems that children currently have? And do you have any articles pertaining to Sleep problems in children or sleep problems in children with epilepsy.

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Re: Sleep problems in children with epilepsy

Postby heatherL » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:21 pm

Hi Caitlin97marie,

What an interesting question! It sounds like you need to do some research to answer your question. I did a Google search for "sleep problems epilepsy," and found some good links. Here are a few to get you started:
http://www.sleepfoundation.org/article/ ... -and-sleep
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/prof/sl ... ion5e.html
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/713994_8

Was this the article you read?
http://www.jhasim.com/files/articlefile ... 07_612.pdf

A search for "sleep disorders children" turned up more good sources, including the following:
http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/gu ... p-problems
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/hea ... rs_ho.aspx
http://aacap.org/page.ww?name=Children% ... r+Families

I recommend doing your own searches to find out more information. If you want to find scientific articles, you can search Google Scholar (scholar.google.com).

I hope this helps. Please post again (in this same thread) if you decide to pursue a project based on this idea!

Heather
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Re: Sleep problems in children with epilepsy

Postby caitlin97marie » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:30 am

Hi Heather

Sorry it took so long to answer back but I took your advice and I looked up on Google Scholar Sleep Problems and Epilepsy and I found an article (http://www.neurology.org/content/55/7/1002.short) and I am going to ask my teacher in school if she can help me get it because it sounds so interesting. I am also in the process of looking for a mentor I read an interesting article at one point (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ar ... 5012003940) and looked up that author and 2 others and found their email and location and I am going to look up the author of the article I just read (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1 ... 2040.x/pdf) and learn more. So my question is do you have any tips on finding a mentor? anything is helpful! :D
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Re: Sleep problems in children with epilepsy

Postby heatherL » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:41 am

Hi Caitlyn,

Glad you were able to find some interesting studies in your search! Here are the wonderful Science Buddies tips for finding a mentor: http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... tors.shtml

Keep in mind that science fairs often have strict rules and regulations in regards to working with human subjects, so make sure you look into those: http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... ects.shtml

If you are interested in doing a project related to sleep, one cool tool is an iPhone app called "Sleep by Motion X." This application costs 99 cents, but there are other similar applications you can download for free. The application works by tracking a person's movements as he/she sleeps when the smart phone is placed onto his/her bed (with the application turned on) before the person goes to sleep. You could use an application like this to track the different sleep habits of children (for example) who are willing to participate in your study. Then you could relate their sleep habits to variables that interest you, such as the amount of exercise they get or the number of extracurricular activities they do.

I hope this helps. Please keep me posted on your progress!

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Re: Sleep problems in children with epilepsy

Postby caitlin97marie » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:06 pm

Hi Heather,

Sorry I haven't answered in a while. But now I am starting to focus my research to sleep problems in adolescents/children. I have a question about you if you don't mind. My question is what is your topic and what is your profession? If you don't mind me asking! My teacher found me two articles to read. She was thinking if I stay in the course next year (gonna know soon if i am) I can conduct a survey at my high school or our towns elementary school or middle school. Also do you know anyone who studies this topic? Thanks for answering you are so helpful! Plus when I told my teacher I got a response on this website she was shocked so thank you! :D

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