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Parasomnia NOS Research

(Also Known As: Parasomnia Research, Parasomnias Research, Insomnia Research, Sleep Disorder Research, Sleep Problems Research, Dyssomnias Research, Parasomnia Sleep Disorder Research)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

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SLEEP DISORDER AND DEPRESSION IN CHILDREN

Alice M. Gregory of the Department of Psychology at Goldsmiths College in London conducted a study that gathers data that link sleep disorders and depression in children. She stated that the most surprising result of the study is the link between sleep problems and depression that occur at different points of a child’s life. The study demonstrated that the sleeping problems of a child may help predict later depression. However, there were no correlated studies done whether depression can be a predisposing factor to sleep disorders. The findings of their research are consistent with the theory that requires early treatment of sleeping problems in children to help prevent the development of depression. Genetic factor plays a major role in explaining the association of sleep problems and depression. But the author believes that although childhood sleep problems have small influence on later depression it should be given due consideration as it can result in negative effects on the child’s mood, social and academic function, and attention span. 9

SLEEP PROBLEMS IN CHILDREN FROM LOW SOCIO-ECONOMIC CLASS

A study authored by Sanjeev V. Kothare MD of St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia focused on the sleep quality obtained by children coming from low socio-economic class. The children participating in the study were asked to fill out a standardized 35 item Children’s Sleep Habit Questionnaire in order to examine the sleeping behaviors in children that include their bedtime resistance, sleep duration, sleep onset delay, night awakenings, sleep disordered breathing, parasomnias and daytime sleepiness. The study concluded that children from a lower socio-economic environment experience worse sleeping patterns as compared to children from middle class status. It is noted that excessive daytime sleepiness due to poor sleep at night, have significant negative effect on a child’s performance in social and academic aspects and can pose the risk of health problems such as obesity, depression, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It is recommended that pre-school children should get 11-13 hours sleep a night and school age children should get 10-11 hours of nigh sleep. 10

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