Comorbid Symptoms of Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Behavioral Sleep Problems From 18-57 Months of Age: A Population-Based Study

Melisa Moore, Karen Bonuck

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Research suggests that in clinical samples, almost 1/2 of children with obstructive sleep apnea have a behavioral sleep problem, and of those, most do not receive behavioral recommendations. This study extends previous research via a longitudinal investigation of the presence and comorbidity of symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and behavioral sleep problems in a non-clinical sample. Findings were that the prevalence of symptoms of SDB and behavioral sleep problems at each of the 4 time points was nearly identical, with a peak age of 30 months, and that 25% to 40% of children with symptoms of SDB had behavioral sleep problems. Results suggest that an interdisciplinary approach, including behavioral expertise, is warranted even if the referral concern is solely SDB.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)222-230
Number of pages9
JournalBehavioral Sleep Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology

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