Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Obstacles to Healthy Sleep in Caregivers of Young Children With Developmental Disabilities
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, USA
  • Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, USA
Article Information
Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Obstacles to Healthy Sleep in Caregivers of Young Children With Developmental Disabilities
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515438. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7404
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515438. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7404
Abstract

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