In pre-school children, sleep objectively assessed via sleep-EEGs remains stable over 12 months and is related to psychological functioning, but not to cortisol secretion.

@article{Hatzinger2013InPC,
  title={In pre-school children, sleep objectively assessed via sleep-EEGs remains stable over 12 months and is related to psychological functioning, but not to cortisol secretion.},
  author={Martin Hatzinger and Serge Brand and Sonja Perren and Agnes von Wyl and Stephanie Stadelmann and Kai V Klitzing and Edith Holsboer-Trachsler},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  year={2013},
  volume={47 11},
  pages={1809-14}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES Cross-sectional studies provide evidence that in pre-schoolers poor sleep is by this age already associated with both poor psychological functioning and an increased cortisol secretion. However, long-term studies on the stability of sleep in pre-schoolers are scarce. The aim of the present study was therefore to investigate objectively assessed sleep in pre-schoolers longitudinally, and to predict sleep, psychological functioning and cortisol secretion prospectively as a… CONTINUE READING
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