What is limit-setting sleep disorder?

Updated: Oct 09, 2018
  • Author: Sufen Chiu, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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Limit-setting sleep disorder

Limit-setting sleep disorder is a parent-child transactional model with potentially numerous biopsychosocial variables that influence interactions. It is not simply a failure to set limits; it has a more complex pathogenesis and, ultimately, pathophysiology. Children with limit-setting sleep disorder resist or refuse to go to bed at an appropriate time. Limit-setting sleep disorder may be related to underlying pathophysiology, as is observed in ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders, or may be a combined medical-behavioral issue.

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