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Children 2017, 4(9), 77;

Sleep Disorders in a Sample of Adopted Children: A Pilot Study

Division of Neurology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5G 1X8, Canada
Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, British Columbia Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1, Canada
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Received: 11 July 2017 / Revised: 14 August 2017 / Accepted: 22 August 2017 / Published: 29 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sleep Medicine in Children and Adolescents)
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Sleep disorders occur in up to 25% of children and are more prevalent in children who have attention problems and attachment issues. Research shows that foster children display sleep problems, but limited knowledge exists on sleep problems in adopted children. This pilot study aimed to identify the types of sleep disorders in adopted children and associated psychosocial factors. Parents of adopted children in Ontario, Canada, ages 2–10 years were asked to complete questionnaires evaluating demographic measures, sleep history, and the presence of behavioral problems. Insomnias and parasomnias were reported in adopted children and were associated with attention problems. This pilot study emphasizes the need for further research on the underlying factors governing the relationship between poor sleep and behavioral problems in adopted children. View Full-Text
Keywords: adoption; children; sleep disorders; attention problems adoption; children; sleep disorders; attention problems

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Rajaprakash, M.; Kerr, E.; Friedlander, B.; Weiss, S. Sleep Disorders in a Sample of Adopted Children: A Pilot Study. Children 2017, 4, 77.

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