Relationship between child sleep disturbances and maternal sleep, mood, and parenting stress: a pilot study.

@article{Meltzer2007RelationshipBC,
  title={Relationship between child sleep disturbances and maternal sleep, mood, and parenting stress: a pilot study.},
  author={Lisa J. Meltzer and Jodi A Mindell},
  journal={Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={67-73}
}
Although sleep disturbances in children are common, little is known about the relationship between children's sleep disruptions and maternal sleep and daytime functioning. Forty-seven mothers completed measures of sleep, depression, parenting stress, fatigue, and sleepiness. Significant differences in maternal mood and parenting stress were found between mothers of children with and without significant sleep disturbances. Regression analyses showed that the quality of the children's sleep… CONTINUE READING

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