Maureen Russell, Carol Baldwin, Kelly Roberts; Obstacles to Healthy Sleep in Caregivers of Young Children With Developmental Disabilities. Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411515380. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7404
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Date Presented 03/28/20
The promotion of healthy sleep in caregivers of children with disabilities is critical to the functioning of families. Navajo caregivers were interviewed about their obstacles to healthy sleep. Following educational sessions, caregivers developed Sleep Plans and included strategies to improve sleep. This study suggests that strategies that change daytime habits and bedtime routines are helpful in improving sleep quality and quantity, regardless of challenges in the sleep environment.
Primary Author and Speaker: Maureen Russell
Contributing Authors: Carol Baldwin, Kelly Roberts
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