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Associations between sleep duration patterns and behavioral/cognitive functioning at school entry.

Authors
  • Touchette, Evelyne1
  • Petit, Dominique
  • Séguin, Jean R
  • Boivin, Michel
  • Tremblay, Richard E
  • Montplaisir, Jacques Y
  • 1 Sleep Disorders Center, Sacre-Coeur Hospital, Montreal, Canada. , (Canada)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Sleep
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2007
Volume
30
Issue
9
Pages
1213–1219
Identifiers
PMID: 17910393
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Shortened sleep duration, especially before the age of 41 months, is associated with externalizing problems such as HI and lower cognitive performance on neurodevelopmental tests. Results highlight the importance of giving a child the opportunity to sleep at least 10 hours per night throughout early childhood.

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