Parent sleep behaviors may have a significant impact on a child’s sleep duration

A new study in the November 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine reports a significant association between parent and child sleep duration. According to the authors, parents who slept longer had children who slept longer, and parents’ confidence regarding their ability to help their child get enough sleep was also associated with child sleep duration. The study authors suggest that educating parents about their own sleep health and promoting increased confidence in their ability to help their children get enough sleep are potential areas of intervention to increase child sleep duration.

Read the study in JCSM: Associations of Parent Health Behaviors and Parenting Practices with Sleep Duration in Overweight and Obese Children

2016-11-17T00:00:00+00:00November 17th, 2016|Research|