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Title Transcription
ショウガイジ ノ スイミン シュウカン
Title Alternative
Sleep habits in mentally retarded children
Authors
Keywords
睡眠習慣
生活リズム
就床時刻
昼寝と居眠り
sleep habits
lifestyle rhythm
bed time
naps and dozing
Abstract
Sleep habits were examined for sixty mentally retarded children (aged 6 to 18 years old) who attended a special education school in Tottori, Japan. A Questionnaire of Life Habits (Ishihara, 1997) was completed by parents which consisted of 38 items related to night sleep (bedtime, sleep time, sleep latency etc.), subjective evaluation of sleep, naps, parasomnia and life style. A comparison was made of the data obtained from children in primary school (n=14), junior high school (n=18) and senior high school (n=25). Children in senior high school, aged 15 to 18 years old (puberty), showed a significant tendency to have a delayed bedtime, short sleep time, and strong daytime sleepiness (naps and dozing). Two groups were differentiated in terms of their bedtime on weekdays: a delayed group (bedtime 23.2± 0.26h, n=11) and an advanced group (bedtime 20.9± 0.19h, n=12). Children in the delayed group indicated a characteristic of eveningness or owl type of sleep, such as sitting up later on weekends, being less satisfied with their sleep time, and feeling worse in the morning.
Publisher
鳥取大学地域学部
Content Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
ISSN・ISBN
1349-5321
NCID
AA12025489
Journal Title
地域学論集 鳥取大学地域学部紀要
Current Journal Title
地域学論集 鳥取大学地域学部紀要
Volume
3
Issue
2
Start Page
191
End Page
201
Published Date
2006-11-30
Text Version
Publisher
Rights
Fuculty of Regional Sciences, Tottori University
Citation
地域学論集. 2006, 3(2), 191-201
Department
Faculty of Regional Sciences/Graduate School of Regional Sciences
Language
Japanese