Subscribe for daily wellness inspiration

Like onlymyhealth on Facebook!

Afternoon Naps may Affect Toddler's Overall Sleep Quality

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Feb 18, 2015
4.8 / 5(4 Ratings)

The researchers at the Queensland University of Technology in Australia claim that an afternoon nap may affect your toddler's overall sleep quality.

toddler sleepThe researches wanted to find out what impact napping has on young children's night-time sleep quality, behaviour, cognition and physical health. They were studying the impact of night sleep on children's development and health. Napping beyond the age of two lengthens the amount of time it takes for a child to fall asleep (sleep onset) and shortens the overall amount of night-time sleep he or she has.

They reviewed napping in children up to the age of 5 years, and found 26 relevant studies out of a total of 781. They pooled the data and synthesised the findings. They found consistent, if not particularly high quality, evidence indicating that napping affects night time sleep of kids beyond the age two.

The links between napping and any detrimental impact on behaviour, development, and overall health, however, were not conclusive. The study appeared in online in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood.

 

 

(Image source:Getty)

Read more Health News.

 

Related Articles
4.8 / 5(4 Ratings)
Write a Review
Post a Comment
Disclaimer +
Though all possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; Onlymyhealth assumes no liability for the same. Using any information of this website is at the viewers’ risk. Please be informed that we are not responsible for advice/tips given by any third party in form of comments on article pages . If you have or suspect having any medical condition, kindly contact your professional health care provider.

Medical Miracle

India’s pregnant man?India’s pregnant man?