Sleep Problems commonly occur in people with Down syndrome. Many of the common disorders of sleep in children such as difficulty settling , frequent night waking and parasomnias are reported at higher rates than in typically developing children.
It is important to consider medical problems that may contribute to sleep disturbance, in particular sleep disordered breathing which is particularly common in this population.
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Sleep problems in a Down syndrome population. Carter, M., McCaughey, E., Annaz, D. & Hill, C.M. (2009) Archives of Disease in Childhood, 94, 308-310.