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Sleep problems in a Down syndrome population.
Arch Dis Child. 2009 Apr; 94(4):308-10.AD

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To determine the prevalence of sleep problems in children with Down syndrome.

DESIGN AND SETTING

A community prevalence study in a child population of 100 000 in England.

PARTICIPANTS

58 children with Down syndrome aged to 0.65-17.9 years (mean 8.6 years).

INTERVENTIONS

Child Sleep Habits Questionnaire.

RESULTS

Compared to published data for typically developing populations, children with Down syndrome were reported to have significantly greater bedtime resistance, sleep anxiety, night waking, parasomnias, sleep disordered breathing and day-time sleepiness. Amongst children 4 years and older, 66% rarely fell asleep in their own beds, 55% were always restless during sleep and 40% usually woke at least once during the night. Importantly, 78% seemed tired during the day at least 2 days per week, suggesting inadequate sleep.

CONCLUSIONS

Parents report universal sleep problems in school aged children with Down syndrome. Paediatricians should routinely enquire about sleep behaviour in these children.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18786953

Citation

Carter, M, et al. "Sleep Problems in a Down Syndrome Population." Archives of Disease in Childhood, vol. 94, no. 4, 2009, pp. 308-10.
Carter M, McCaughey E, Annaz D, et al. Sleep problems in a Down syndrome population. Arch Dis Child. 2009;94(4):308-10.
Carter, M., McCaughey, E., Annaz, D., & Hill, C. M. (2009). Sleep problems in a Down syndrome population. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 94(4), 308-10. https://doi.org/10.1136/adc.2008.146845
Carter M, et al. Sleep Problems in a Down Syndrome Population. Arch Dis Child. 2009;94(4):308-10. PubMed PMID: 18786953.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Sleep problems in a Down syndrome population. AU - Carter,M, AU - McCaughey,E, AU - Annaz,D, AU - Hill,C M, Y1 - 2008/09/11/ PY - 2008/9/13/pubmed PY - 2009/5/15/medline PY - 2008/9/13/entrez SP - 308 EP - 10 JF - Archives of disease in childhood JO - Arch Dis Child VL - 94 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of sleep problems in children with Down syndrome. DESIGN AND SETTING: A community prevalence study in a child population of 100 000 in England. PARTICIPANTS: 58 children with Down syndrome aged to 0.65-17.9 years (mean 8.6 years). INTERVENTIONS: Child Sleep Habits Questionnaire. RESULTS: Compared to published data for typically developing populations, children with Down syndrome were reported to have significantly greater bedtime resistance, sleep anxiety, night waking, parasomnias, sleep disordered breathing and day-time sleepiness. Amongst children 4 years and older, 66% rarely fell asleep in their own beds, 55% were always restless during sleep and 40% usually woke at least once during the night. Importantly, 78% seemed tired during the day at least 2 days per week, suggesting inadequate sleep. CONCLUSIONS: Parents report universal sleep problems in school aged children with Down syndrome. Paediatricians should routinely enquire about sleep behaviour in these children. SN - 1468-2044 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18786953/Sleep_problems_in_a_Down_syndrome_population_ L2 - https://adc.bmj.com/lookup/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=18786953 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -