ABSTRACT— Ten learning‐disabled (LD) boys were compared with eight control boys. The boys with learning difficulities reported shorter sleep latency but more frequent awakenings, longer nocturnal sleep, and increased complaints of daytime sleepiness than the controls. The dreams of the LD boys were less bizarre than those of the controls, and the LD boys used fewer words to describe their dreams. The findings may reflect a functional relation between experienced sleep‐related difficulties, some components of dreams, and learning disabilities in school children.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica|
|State||Published - Jul 1987|
- learning disability
- sleep disorders