The “BEARS” instrument is divided into five major sleep domains, providing a comprehensive screen for the major sleep disorders affecting children in the 2- to 18-year old range. Each sleep domain has a set of age- appropriate “trigger questions” for use in the clinical interview.

B= Bedtime problems

E= Excessive daytime sleepiness

A= Awakenings during the night

R= Regularity and duration of sleep

S= Snoring

Bears Screening Acronyn

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