‘More frequent naps are associated with lower cognitive development in a cohort of 8–38-month-old children, during the Covid-19 pandemic’
Open Access paper from JCPP Advances
How often a child naps, during infancy, is believed to reflect both intrinsic factors, that is, the need of an immature brain to consolidate information soon after it is acquired, and environmental factors. Difficulty accounting for important environmental factors that interfere with a child’s sleep needs (e.g., attending daycare) has clouded our ability to understand the role of intrinsic drivers of napping frequency.
Authors: Teodora Gliga, Alexandra Hendry, Shannon P. Kong, Ben Ewing, Catherine Davies, Michelle McGillion, Nayeli Gonzalez-Gomez
First published: 27 July 2023
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