Falling asleep: the determinants of sleep latency.

  title={Falling asleep: the determinants of sleep latency.},
  author={Gillian M. Nixon and John M D Thompson and D. Y. Han and David Becroft and Phillipa M. Clark and Edric Robinson and Karen E. Waldie and Chris J. Wild and Peter Nigel Black and Edwin A Mitchell},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  volume={94 9},
BACKGROUND Difficulty falling asleep (prolonged sleep latency) is a frequently reported problem in school-aged children. AIMS This study aimed to describe the distribution of sleep latency and factors that influence its duration. METHODS 871 children of European mothers were recruited at birth. 591 (67.9%) children took part in the follow-up at 7 years of age. Sleep and daytime activity were measured objectively by an actigraph worn for 24 h. RESULTS Complete sleep data were available for… CONTINUE READING

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