TABLE 2.

Detailed Sleep Survey Findings Among 44 Children With Significant Symptoms of ADHD, 27 Children With Mild Symptoms of ADHD, and 39 Control Children

VariableSignificant ADHD Symptoms (n = 44) Frequently/Almost Always (%)Mild ADHD Symptoms (n = 27) Frequently/Almost Always (%)Control (n = 39) Frequently/Almost Always (%)
Fear of sleeping in the dark526236
Restless sleeper§675024
Awakenings at night48*4121
Talking during sleep30155
Sleepwalking540
Grinding teeth411113
Head-banging540
Enuresis26*30*5
Nightmares775
Bathroom during the night14225
Difficulty initiating sleep§30*268
Snoring6646*15
Daytime sleepiness30*711
Rarely/Never (%)Rarely/Never (%)
Easy to arouse354321
Willingness to go to sleep§43*4421
Pleasant dreams686768
  • * P < .05.

  • P < .01 versus controls.

  • P < .02 versus mild symptoms.

  • § Variables used in the definition of disturbed sleep according to parental reports.