bedtime resistance


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bedtime resistance

Misbehaving, stalling tactics, or temper tantrums used by children to avoid going to bed on time. Bedtime resistance may be caused by a variety of emotional or psychological factors, e.g., fear of the dark, loneliness, or the desire for more attention.
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Mean scores of Child Sleep Habit Questionnaire (CSHQ) between the ADHD and control groups ADHD (SD) Control (SD) p (*) Bedtime resistance 12.5 (2.5) 11.3.2) 0.023 Sleep-onset delay 2.6 (0.4) 2.7 (0.4) NS Sleep duration 6.9 (0.7) 6.8 (0.7) NS Sleep anxiety 7(2.2) 6.2 (2.3) NS Night wakings 4.2 (1.4) 3.8 (1.2) NS Parasomnias 9.5 (2) 8.2 (1.5) 0.003 Sleep disordered breathing 3.6 (1) 3.4 (0.6) NS Daytime sleepiness 15.4 (3.2) 14.9 (2.6) NS Total sleep problems 61.9 (7.7) 57.7 (7.4) .018 (*) Mann-Whitney Analysis Table 4.
At 3 and 6 months, children in the intervention group displayed less bedtime resistance and bedtime delay, as well less daytime tiredness, based on parent reports.
At both time points, there was less bedtime resistance and bedtime delay in the intervention group, as well less daytime tiredness, Mr.