Posted by: Indonesian Children | September 13, 2009

Incidence of Sleep Disorder

Surveys report a 20-25% prevalence of youths with some type of sleep problem. The following problems are commonly reported in children aged 2-15 years:

  • Narcolepsy (0.01-0.20%) may be underestimated in children because a classic tetrad of symptoms is uncommon in this age group.
  • Bedtime resistance in school-aged children has been reported at 15% and is often associated with limit-setting disorder.
  • Nightmares (30%) are more common in younger youths.
  • Sleepwalking with at least more than 1 episode occurs in 25-30% of youths and is most common in children aged 3-10 years.
  • Insomnia occurs in 23% of youths.
  • Enuresis occurs from 8% in children aged 4 years to 4% in children aged 10 years.
  • Bruxism is reported in 10% of youths and may occur in people of any age.
  • Grinding and clenching teeth at night is reported in 5-8% of adults.
  • Sleep rocking or head banging is reported in 5% of youths, with head banging being common in infants and in children aged 9 months to 12 years.
  • OSAS is the most common reason for sleep laboratory referral and affects an estimated 2% of children.



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Widodo Judarwanto, pediatrician

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