Sleep behaviour in children with developmental co-ordination disorder

Child: Care, Health, and Development, 05/03/2012

The total sleep disturbance score was significantly higher for children with developmental co–ordination disorder (DCD) compared with the control group. Subscale scores indicated particular problems with bedtime resistance, parasomnias and daytime sleepiness. There were no differences between the groups for sleep onset delay, sleep duration, night wakings and sleep–disordered breathing. These preliminary results suggest that sleep patterns of children with DCD may be of clinical relevance and are worthy of further investigation.

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