Parent-reported sleep-disordered breathing symptoms early in life predict childhood behavioural problems at age 4 and 7 years

Gregory, Alice M. and Wiggs, Lucinda. 2013. Parent-reported sleep-disordered breathing symptoms early in life predict childhood behavioural problems at age 4 and 7 years. Evidence-Based Medicine, 18(2), pp. 77-78. ISSN 1356-5524 [Article]

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Bonuck K, Freeman K, Chervin RD, et al. Sleep-disordered breathing in a population-based cohort: behavioural outcomes at 4 and 7 years. Pediatrics 2012;129:e857–65.

Context
Longitudinal studies suggest that various sleep disturbances predict emotional and behavioural difficulties, as well as neuropsychological functioning and possibly even obesity. Sleep disordered breathing (SDB), the focus of this manuscript, may be associated with sleep impairment as well as atypical gas-exchange, which could impact negatively on the prefrontal cortex. Alarmingly, it has been suggested that SDB could lead to brain damage—underscoring the need to further understand the links between SDB and behaviour. The current report does just that, by prospectively examining SDB symptom trajectories in children aged 6–69 months and associations with behaviour at 4 and 7 years of age.

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Article

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https://doi.org/10.1136/eb-2012-100821

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Psychology

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2013Published

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10366

Date Deposited:

30 May 2014 17:35

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30 Jun 2017 15:19

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/10366

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