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Trouble sleeping or insomnia

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How severe is your child's trouble sleeping or insomnia?

Trouble sleeping or insomnia is a common topic in parents’ descriptions of three conditions: Anxiety, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and Depression.

For kids diagnosed with Anxiety, Trouble sleeping or insomnia is one of five symptoms related to Loss of Control according to Sleuth parents. All of the symptoms of Loss of Control among kids with Anxiety are:

  1. Angry behavior
  2. Being irritable
  3. Difficulty focusing or concentrating
  4. Fidgeting
  5. Sadness

For kids diagnosed with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Trouble sleeping or insomnia is one of two symptoms related to Anxiety according to Sleuth parents. All of the symptoms of Anxiety among kids with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are:

  1. Anxiety
  2. Forgetfulness

For kids diagnosed with Depression, Trouble sleeping or insomnia is a symptom related to Sleep and Energy according to Sleuth parents. All of the symptoms of Sleep and Energy among kids with Depression are:

  1. Fatigue, tiredness, or lethargy

Other symptoms or behaviors to look for with Trouble sleeping or insomnia

When parents mention Trouble sleeping or insomnia they also mention these other symptoms:

SymptomFrequencyNumber of mentions
HyperactivityOften4 mentions
Low energyOften4 mentions
CryingOften3 mentions
Frequent cryingOften3 mentions
Constant worrySometimes2 mentions
NervousnessSometimes2 mentions
Anxiety in social situationsSometimes1 mention
Being irritableSometimes1 mention
Compulsive behaviorSometimes1 mention
CoughingSometimes1 mention

Characteristics of Trouble sleeping or insomnia

How common is Trouble sleeping or insomnia?

Across kids of all ages represented on Sleuth, 26.95% of parents surveyed by Sleuth say their kids have Trouble sleeping or insomnia.

Percentage of kids with Trouble sleeping or insomnia by year of age

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This is based on a survey of 1566 children on Sleuth. The plot shows the percentage of parents who rated their child’s Trouble sleeping or insomnia “Moderate”, “Severe”, or “Very Severe” among kids in different age groups.

Frequency

OutcomePercent of ChildrenTotal Mentions
Continuously

6%

56 mentions
Hourly

0%

0 mentions
Daily

7%

67 mentions
Weekly

19%

187 mentions
Monthly

10%

99 mentions
Annually

4%

45 mentions
A Few / Several Times

15%

149 mentions
Once

2%

24 mentions
Never

38%

377 mentions

Severity

SeverityPercent of ChildrenTotal Mentions
Very Severe

4%

64 mentions
Severe

7%

117 mentions
Moderate

15%

241 mentions
Mild

23%

367 mentions
Not at All

50%

776 mentions

Discussion of Trouble sleeping or insomnia

What was your approach to Trouble sleeping or insomnia? What were the results?

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