LQ for Pediatric Airway and Sleep

The LQ for Pediatric Airway and Sleep

A Risk Assessment Tool For Pediatric Airway and Sleep


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1. While sleeping, does your child:

  • have trouble breathing or struggle to breath?
  • stop breathing during the night?
  • have “heavy” or loud breathing?
  • snore regularly?
  • snore loudly?
  • snore more than half the time?
  • appear to be a restless sleeper?
  • child kick during sleep?
  • have nightmares?
  • scream in their sleep?
  • grind their teeth during sleep?
  • sleepwalk?
  • occasionally wet the bed?

2. Upon awakening, does your child:

  • have a dry mouth in the morning?
  • tend to breathe through the mouth during the day?
  • wake up feeling un-refreshed in the morning?
  • have a problem with sleepiness during the day?
  • have trouble getting going in the morning?
  • wake up with headaches in the morning?

3. We have noticed that our child:

  • does not seem to listen when spoken to directly
  • has difficulty organizing tasks
  • is easily distracted by extraneous stimuli
  • fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat
  • interrupts or intrudes on others (e.g. butts into conversations or games)
  • has a teacher or other supervisor comment that your child appears sleepy during the day
  • has been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD

4. Additionally:

  • did your child stop growing at a normal rate at any time since birth?
  • is your child overweight?
  • does your child’s teeth seem crooked or misaligned?
  • does your child have allergies?
  • does your child have frequent colds?
  • does your child have difficulty with pronunciation?