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Am J Intellect Dev Disabil. 2009 Nov;114(6):383-92. doi: 10.1352/1944-7588-114.6.383.

Caregiver reports of sleep problems on a convenience sample of children with fragile X syndrome.

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University of Pittsburg, Pittsburg, PA, USA.


Caregivers reported on sleep in a convenience sample of 90 children with fragile X syndrome utilizing a standardized assessment tool, the Children's Sleep Habits Questionnaire (CSHQ), and a 14-day sleep diary. CSHQ data indicated that 47% of participants had sleep problems at a level that suggested referral and further evaluation. Sleep diary data indicated high rates of several sleep problems. These problems did not appear to follow a typical developmental trajectory and were not related to gender or demographic variables. Nineteen percent of the sample was currently receiving medication to improve sleep; however, there were no significant differences between those receiving medications and those not receiving medications.

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