Title

Reducing bedtime disturbance and night waking using positive bedtime routines and sleep restriction

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

V. Mark Durand

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2004

Date Issued

January 2004

Date Available

April 2013

ISSN

1088-3576

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate behavioral interventions designed to reduce sleep difficulties in four young children with developmental disorders. Positive bedtime routines and sleep restriction were successful in eliminating bedtime disturbances and nighttime awakenings in four children with significant sleep problems. Positive bedtime routines included activities such as taking a bath, changing into pajamas, and reading a story. Sleep restriction involved reducing the number of hours each child slept while maintaining a consistent bedtime and wake-up time. Positive bedtime routines and sleep restriction also resulted in improved parental satisfaction with the child's behavior at bedtime, the child's sleep pattern, and the time it takes to put the child to bed at night.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 19, 130-139. doi: 10.1177/10883576040190030101. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.

Language

en_US

Publisher

Sage

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.