Evaluation of sleep disorders in children referred to pediatric clinics and its relationship with mother insomnia in Baharloo Hospital (1397-98)

Document Type : Research Paper


1 General physician of Tehran University.

2 Assistant Professor, Baharlu Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


Background and Aim: Sleep disorders are the most common behavioral complaints in children. Signs and symptoms of inadequate sleep in children are different from those in adults and may manifest as mood swings, activities, and excessive attention span and neurological disorders. The aim of this study was to investigate sleep disorders in children referred to pediatric clinics and its relationship with maternal insomnia in Baharloo Hospital in 1397-98.
Method: This is a cross-sectional study of analytical-descriptive type. The statistical population includes children aged 2 to 12 years referred to Baharloo Hospital who were included in the study as a sample by considering the inclusion criteria of 303 people. Data collection tools include; The BEARS questionnaire was used to assess sleep disorders in children and the ISI questionnaire was used to assess maternal insomnia. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and T-test.
Results: The results showed that among children aged 2 to 12 years, 74 mothers had insomnia according to the sleep questionnaire. The mother had a daughter and 38 mothers had a son. But insomnia mothers were higher in percentage among mothers of female children (44.4%) (p <0.05). There was also a significant relationship between children who have trouble going to bed at night and who have an insomniac mother. Among sleepless mothers (n = 74), 27 children (36.5%) had difficulty going to bed at night, which was higher in terms of both number and percentage of children of mothers with normal sleep (p <0.05). .


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