Night-waking at five years of age: predictors and prognosis

J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 1994 May;35(4):699-708. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.1994.tb01215.x.


A statistical study was made of reported night-waking in a national cohort of British 5-year-olds in order to explore long-term associations with physical, behavioural and mental development. After adjusting for the most likely confounders, reported night-waking at five was found to be linked at 10 years of age to certain chronic medical conditions and some symptoms of emotional distress. No convincing relationships existed between night-waking at five and selected measures of later physical development or intellectual ability.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Affective Symptoms / epidemiology
  • Affective Symptoms / psychology
  • Child
  • Child Behavior Disorders / epidemiology
  • Child Behavior Disorders / psychology
  • Child, Preschool
  • Circadian Rhythm*
  • Cohort Studies
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Mother-Child Relations
  • Patient Care Team
  • Prognosis
  • Risk Factors
  • Sleep Wake Disorders / epidemiology*
  • Sleep Wake Disorders / psychology
  • Social Environment
  • United Kingdom / epidemiology