Intake of stimulant foods is associated with development of parasomnias in children

Intake of stimulant foods is associated with development of parasomnias in children

Alternative title Ingestão de alimentos estimulantes está associada ao desenvolvimento de parassonias em crianças
Author Ruotolo, Fabiana Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Prado, Lucila Bizari Fernandes do Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ferreira, Vanessa Ruotolo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Prado, Gilmar Fernandes do Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Carvalho, Luciane Bizari Coin de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Objective: To verify if nighttime feeding habits can influence parasomnia in children. Method: Seven private and four public Elementary Schools took part in the study. A total of 595 Sleep Disturbance Scale for Children were distributed to the parents of children aged from 7 to 8 years. Data of dietary recall, starting time to school, physical activity, and nutritional status were studied. Results:Of the 226 questionnaires completed,92 (41%) reported parasomnia. Girls had 2.3 times more the chance to parasomnia than boys. Children who consumed stimulant foods had 2.6 times more chance to have parasomnia than those of children who consumed non-stimulant foods. There were no difference between parasomnia and no-parasomnia groups in food type (rho = 0.78) or timing of last meal before bedtime (rho = 0.50). Conclusion: Our findings suggest that intake of stimulant foods is associated with development of parasomnia in children.
Keywords Children
Sleep
Parasomnias
Stimulant Food
Dietary HabitsSleep Disturbance Scale
Caffeine
Performance
Duration
Curtailment
Validation
Childhood
Language English
Date 2016
Published in Arquivos De Neuro-Psiquiatria. Sao paulo sp, v. 74, n. 1, p. 62-66, 2016.
ISSN 0004-282X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Assoc arquivos neuro- psiquiatria
Extent 62-66
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0004-282X20150193
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000370114600012
SciELO ID S0004-282X2016000100062 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/49614

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