Children’s Sleep Deficits and Cognitive and Behavioral Adjustment

Angela D. Staples and John and E. Bates

in Sleep and Development

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780195395754
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894468 | DOI:
Children’s Sleep Deficits and Cognitive and Behavioral Adjustment

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This chapter focuses on the consequences of sleep deficits for children between one and ten years of age. Research on adolescents and adults strongly suggests that sleep plays important roles in learning and behavior. Recent reviews suggest that less than optimal nighttime sleep is associated with less than optimal functioning during the day, particularly with respect to adults' learning, adolescents' academic performance, and attention deficit disorders in children. Likewise, sleep disordered breathing has been linked with cognitive functioning and emotions and behavior problems in children between the ages of four and sixteen years.

Keywords: children's sleep; sleep problems; learning; academic performance; attention deficit disorder; cognitive function; behavior problems

Chapter.  12179 words. 

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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