Bedtime and evening light exposure influence circadian timing in preschool-age children: A field study

@inproceedings{Akacem2016BedtimeAE,
  title={Bedtime and evening light exposure influence circadian timing in preschool-age children: A field study},
  author={Lameese D. Akacem and Kenneth P. Wright and Monique K. LeBourgeois},
  booktitle={Neurobiology of sleep and circadian rhythms},
  year={2016}
}
Light exposure and sleep timing are two factors that influence inter-individual variability in the timing of the human circadian clock. The aim of this study was to quantify the degree to which evening light exposure predicts variance in circadian timing over and above bedtime alone in preschool children. Participants were 21 children ages 4.5-5.0 years (4.7 ± 0.2 years; 9 females). Children followed their typical sleep schedules for 4 days during which time they wore a wrist actigraph to… CONTINUE READING

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