Rett Syndrome – Chapter 8: Sleep Issues in Rett Syndrome (ebook)


Chapter 8 – Sleep Issues in Rett Syndrome

Sleep problems occur commonly in Rett syndrome (RTT), affecting 70–80% of individuals, and become more evident between 18 months and 2 years of age. The prevalence of sleep disturbance is significantly greater than the 20–40% reported for typically developed children.

About the book

Among the vast body of literature that has grown around Rett syndrome, this volume is the first to be aimed at both clinicians and researchers. It presents a comprehensive overview of the disorder and examines the areas where gaps in knowledge are most significant. Rett Syndrome is intended to be a guide for both initial examination and in-depth study of the disorder. It is a practical text for the physician approaching the disorder for the first time and a valuable reference resource for the specialist or researcher.