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Expert: Dr Chris Seton 

Dr Chris Seton is a Paediatric & Adolescent Sleep Physician in Sydney. He helped establish Australia’s first Paediatric Sleep Investigation Unit at Children’s Hospital Camperdown in 1990. Chris has worked at Children’s Hospital as a Staff Specialist in Sleep Medicine since that time. He has sleep clinics for babies, children & teenagers, at The Woolcock Institute in Glebe, Westmead, Hornsby and, in cyber world, at SleepShack (sleepshack.com.au)


What you get by completing this session

  • 28 mins of CPD

    A 28 minute video lecture with presentation slide, you can stop and start anytime you like

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What you'll learn in this expert session

As a result of increasing late night device use, chronic school day sleep deprivation has doubled in 15 years, and is now occurring in 70% of Australian teens. Chronic sleep deprivation in teens is usually mislabeled as either a primary mood problem, or simply part of normal teenager-hood. In this presentation, Dr Chris Seton addresses sleep deprivation in teenagers, it's causes, management and treatment options. 

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the 'flow on effect' that may develop in teens as a result of sleep deprivation 
  • Discuss the impacts of sleep deprivation on the teenage brain
  • Outline the top three contributors to poor sleep
  • How to diagnose sleep deprivation in children 
  • Discuss why umbrella or multi-faceted treatments for sleep deprivation are more effective

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Video Lecture

    • Teen Sleep and Digital Technology - Important Issues (28 mins of CPD)

    • Test your learning!