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Difference in Sleep Habits Between Elementary and Middle School Children FREE TO VIEW

Zoya Surani; Sree Vidya; Saherish Surani; Sarita Damaraju; Salim Surani, MPH
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Texas A&M University, Aransas Pass, TX

Chest. 2014;146(4_MeetingAbstracts):713A. doi:10.1378/chest.1986819
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SESSION TITLE: Pediatric Sleep Posters

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

PURPOSE: Issues relating to sleep habit have been prevalent among children. We undertook the study to assess the prevalence of sleep habits among Elementary and Middle school and how do they relate to each other.

METHODS: After the approval from the appropriate school district for sleep education program, a baseline survey using the Children Sleep Habit Questionnaire (CSHQ), child report form was undertaken. CSHQ (Child Report Form) assessed the children in the domains of bedtime resistance, sleep onset delay, sleep anxiety, sleep duration, night awakening and daytime sleepiness.

RESULTS: 499 Elementary school children and 1008 Middle school children were surveyed. 43% in Elementary school as compared to 29% in Middle school children had trouble sleeping. 26% in Elementary school as compared to 50% in middle school children did not like sleeping. Bedtime resistance was more prevalent among Elementary school students when compared to middle school children. Sleep onset delay was more prevalent among middle school children with 47.6% when compared to 36.2% among the Elementary school children. Daytime sleepiness was more common among the middle school children when compared to Elementary school children.

CONCLUSIONS: Sleep abnormalities starts at an early age with bedtime resistance being more common among Elementary School Students, whereas Sleep onset delay and daytime sleepiness being more prevalent among Middle school students.

CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: Attempt towards sleep education should be made at an early age.

DISCLOSURE: The following authors have nothing to disclose: Zoya Surani, Sree Vidya, Saherish Surani, Sarita Damaraju, Salim Surani

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