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Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2003 Nov-Dec;42(9):807-13.

Clinical and parental assessment of sleep in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder referred to a pediatric sleep medicine center.

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Kosair Children's Hospital Research Institute and Division of Pediatric Sleep Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA.

Abstract

Frequently reported sleep problems in children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) referred to a pediatric sleep medicine center were assessed and compared with objective sleep assessments. A retrospective review of 97 children with ADHD (mean age of 8.3+/-3.0 years) was conducted. Polysomnography in 69 children revealed periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) in 36% and sleep-disordered breathing in 7%, while actigraphy uncovered substantial variability in sleep schedules of 16 patients. Although parental subjective sleep complaints were verified by objective sleep assessments in a small proportion of cases, PLMD and night-to-night variability in sleep patterns were common.

PMID:
14686552
DOI:
10.1177/000992280304200906
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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