Disturbed sleep in children with Tourette syndrome: a polysomnographic study.

  title={Disturbed sleep in children with Tourette syndrome: a polysomnographic study.},
  author={Tatiana Kostanecka-Endress and Tobias Banaschewski and Joerg Kinkelbur and Ina W{\"u}llner and Sigrid Lichtblau and Stefan Cohrs and Eckart Ruether and Wolfgang Woerner and G{\"o}ran Hajak and Aribert Rothenberger},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  volume={55 1},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate objective data on sleep quantity/quality and motor activity during night sleep in children with Tourette syndrome (TS). METHOD Polysomnography of 17 unmedicated TS children (ages: 7;11-15;5, mean: 11;10 years) without comorbid attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was compared with 16 age-, sex- and IQ-matched healthy controls. Sleep analyses according to the procedure of Rechtschaffen and Kales were supplemented by counting epochs with short arousal-related… CONTINUE READING


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