We would like to invite all caregivers to take a survey about their children’s sleep behaviors. This survey is a part of a research study about the sleep habits of children, and is conducted at and approved by the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

 Although articles about the importance of sleep are appearing all over the media, surprisingly little is known about the typical sleep habits of children since parents are usually not questioned about their child’s sleep when there is a problem. This survey will help us better understand typical sleep behavior in children, and the information gathered will be invaluable in helping diagnose sleep disorders in children, and guide parents in regards to normal childhood sleep behavior.

 The survey is online, consisting of questions pertaining to your child’s sleep habits and previous medical history, and takes 20 to 30 minutes to complete. Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary.  

To reach the survey, click on the link below:

http://www.surveymethods.com/EndUser.aspx?B195F9E1B2F3EDE3

 (If clicking on the link does not work, copy and paste the whole link text into your web browser.)

 All information that you give in the survey will be kept confidential and used only for research purposes. No responses that can be used to identify you or your child will be requested. Because the survey is online, we have taken extra precautions to ensure that nothing from the survey can be traced back to you or to your computer.

 If you have any questions about the research protocol, please feel free to contact us.

 Thank you,

 Laura deSouza

 Research Assistant

UTHSC-H

p. 713-500-3236

e. laura.desouza@uth.tmc.edu