Slow wave sleep fragmentation is a biomarker for disorders of arousal in children

Takeaway

  • Children with disorders of arousal (DOA) have more random eye movement (REM) and N3 sleep, slow wave sleep (SWS) fragmentation and slow/mixed arousal indexes compared to healthy controls.

Why this matters

    The study confirms the use of biomarkers for DOA in children and supports the need to use video-polysomnography for effective diagnosis.