The present study is based on a systematic research review. The review of literature is an important component of the research process and should be carried out in an orderly manner. It is also known as the back bone of research study. It involves a systematic identification, location and analysis of documents containing information related to the research problem. The purpose of reviewing literature is to determine what has already done by the scientific community related to the research problem. The reviews used in the present study were identified through psychological literature and Medline searches using the following keywords: Sleep patterns, sleep problems, sleep disorders and sleep disturbances, Sleep disruptions and sleeplessness, Bedtime problems, resistance, struggles, refusal, tantrums dyssomnias, insomnia Limit setting sleep disorder, settling problems night-waking, nighttime awakenings, sleep onset association disorder and variables associated with sleep problems. The major objective of the current study is to conduct a systematic review on association among sleep pattern, sleep disturbance and problem behavior in persons with developmental disabilities. To go ahead with this goal, it was very important to collect the literature on: (A) Sleep pattern, Sleep disturbance, Sleep disorders in persons with developmental disabilities. (B)Electroencephalography (EEG) recorded studies on persons with developmental disabilities. (C) Sleep related problem behaviors in persons with developmental disabilities. (D) Variables associated with sleep disorders in persons with developmental disabilities. (E)Indian studies on sleep and sleep disorders of persons with disabilities [1-6].
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