The experiences of sleep disruption in families of technology-dependent children living at home

Janet Heaton, J Noyes, P Sloper, R Shah

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Abstract

This paper examines the sleep disruption experi enced by 36 families of technology-dependent children living at hom e in the United
Kingdom. The paper begins with an overview of the qualitative study in which parents’ experiences of sle ep disr uption eme rged as
a major theme. We then desc ribe the nature of and reasons for the sleep d isruption, the help familiesreceivedwithcareovernight, and
the effects of sleep disruption on parents in particular. This is followed by discussion of the implications of the findings for policy and practice as well as future research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-208
Number of pages13
JournalChildren & Society
Volume20
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006

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