TitleNighttime waking in children with asthma: an exploratory study of daily fluctuations in family climate.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsFiese, BH, Winter, MA, Sliwinski, M, Anbar, RD
JournalJ Fam Psychol
Date Published2007 Mar
KeywordsAffect, Asthma, Child, Child, Preschool, Circadian Rhythm, Family, Family Relations, Female, Humans, Interviews as Topic, Longitudinal Studies, Male, New York, Parent-Child Relations, Parenting, Parents, Severity of Illness Index, Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders, Social Environment, Stress, Psychological, Wakefulness

<p>Children with asthma are at increased risk for waking in the night, and there is the potential for the entire household to feel the effects. The authors conducted a telephone-based diary study to examine whether daily fluctuations in parent mood, parenting hassles, and family routines would distinguish nights in which waking occurred from nights in which they did not. Forty-seven families with a child with asthma were contacted 4 times a week every 3 months over a period of 1 year, resulting in 500 daily observations. Parent negative mood, perceived parenting hassles, and disruptions in bedtime routines were associated with increased odds that the child would wake in the middle of the night. Results underscore the importance of considering family climate in children's disturbed sleep.</p>

Alternate JournalJ Fam Psychol
PubMed ID17371114
Grant ListMH51771 / MH / NIMH NIH HHS / United States