Childrens Sleep Habits Questionnaire (CSHQ)

Children’s Sleep Habits Questionnaire (CSHQ)

Recommended use
Screen for sleep problems


Population (Age range)
4-12 years old

Time to administer
10-15 minutes

Time period covered
1 week

Number of items/version

CSHQ is designed to screen for the most common sleep problems in children. The CSHQ evaluates the child’s sleep based on behavior within eight different subscales: bedtime resistance, sleep-onset delay, sleep duration, sleep anxiety, night wakings, parasomnias, sleep-disordered breathing, and daytime sleepiness. Items are scored based on frequency (usually to rarely).

Owens, JA, Spirito, A, McGuinn, M, The Children’s Sleep Habits Questionnaire (CSHQ): Psychometric Properties of A Survey Instrument for School-Aged Children. Sleep, 2000;23(8):1-9.

Scale Availability
Freely available