The prevalence of night terrors and nightmares was studied in a school sample of 900 children of both sexes (age range 6-12 years) representative of all socioeconomic levels. Of the 487 children for whom valid questionnaires were returned, 6% had night terrors, whereas 22% had nightmares. Across the successive age groups both disorders showed a general decline; in each disorder, the prevalence for the 6-8 year old group was moderately higher than that for the 9-12 year old group. These findings provide evidence in support of the maturation/developmental nature of these two sleep disorders.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Research Communications in Psychology, Psychiatry and Behavior|
|State||Published - 1985|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Psychiatry and Mental health