Children’s Sleep Habits Questionnaire (CSHQ)
Screen for sleep problems
Population (Age range)
4-12 years old
Time to administer
Time period covered
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.