Sleep quality, cortisol levels, and behavioral regulation in toddlers.

  title={Sleep quality, cortisol levels, and behavioral regulation in toddlers.},
  author={Anat Scher and Wendy Anne Hall and Anat Zaidman-Zait and Joanne Weinberg},
  journal={Developmental psychobiology},
  volume={52 1},
This study examines the association between nighttime sleep characteristics and cortisol levels and how these variables relate to aspects of children's temperament and behavior. Twenty-seven healthy children, aged 12-36 months, attending group childcare settings, participated in the study. Each child's sleep was measured at home with actigraphy over three nights. Saliva samples were collected by the mothers at bedtime and within 30 min of awakening. In addition, both the mother and the daycare… CONTINUE READING

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