The effects of napping on cognitive function in preschoolers.

  title={The effects of napping on cognitive function in preschoolers.},
  author={Janet C Lam and E Mark Mahone and Thornton B Alexander Mason and Steven M. Scharf},
  journal={Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP},
  volume={32 2},
OBJECTIVE To determine the relationship between napping and cognitive function in preschool-aged children. METHODS Daytime napping, nighttime sleep, and cognitive function were assessed in 59 typically developing children aged 3 to 5 years, who were enrolled in full-time childcare. Participants wore an actigraphy watch for 7 days to measure sleep and napping patterns and completed neuropsychological testing emphasizing attention, response control, and vocabulary. Parents of participants… CONTINUE READING
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