Pediatría Atención Primaria
versión impresa ISSN 1139-7632
The role of the Primary Care pediatrician is essential for early diagnosis and treatment of major sleep disorders. We review the top ten questions that a Primary Care pediatrician should ask himself. A summary on the roles of the pediatrician in terms of health education and treatment in sleep medicine is drawn: to make the correct diagnosis, to know normal physiological events associated with sleep, to establish preventive measures, to screen out sleep disorders in each health examination, which includes screening tests that are the basic elements of prevention and early diagnosis, and to initiate an early treatment of the sleep problems.
Palabras clave : Sleep; Prevention; Health education; Primary Health Care.