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More severe AD correlates with worse sleep health and attention problems in children

Key clinical point: Clinicians should advise on modifiable sleep hygiene practices and consider screening for attention regulation in preschool aged children with moderate/severe AD.

Major finding: The proportion of children who reported sleep disturbance on at least 5 nights per week was 67% among those with severe AD, 24% among those with moderate AD, and 0% among those with mild AD.

Study details: A national survey conducted with parents of 60 children with AD aged 1-5 years.

Disclosures: The study was funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Ms. Zhou reported having no financial disclosures.


Zhou N et al. Late-breaking research session, Revolutionizing AD 2020.