Naps Enhance Executive Attention in Preschool-Aged Children.

  title={Naps Enhance Executive Attention in Preschool-Aged Children.},
  author={Amanda Cremone and J. M. McDermott and Rebecca M. C. Spencer},
  journal={Journal of pediatric psychology},
  volume={42 8},
Objective Executive attention is impaired following sleep loss in school-aged children, adolescents, and adults. Whether naps improve attention relative to nap deprivation in preschool-aged children is unknown. The aim of this study was to compare executive attention in preschool children following a nap and an interval of wake. Method Sixty-nine children, 35-70 months of age, completed a Flanker task to assess executive attention following a nap and an equivalent interval of wake. Results… CONTINUE READING
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