Rhythmic movement disorder: managing the child who head-bangs to get to sleep
Paediatrics and Child Health, 05/11/2012
Haywood PM et al. – Rhythmic movements, such as head–banging, at sleep onset are common in infancy and usually resolve by school entry. For some children however they can persist and cause daytime sleepiness. Noise from the movements can also disrupt the sleep of other family members.