Navigation Links
Daytime Nap Has Benefits Beyond Rest for Kids

Nappers have less hyperactivity, depression and anxiety, research suggests

MONDAY, June 8 (HealthDay News) -- Children's nap time is not only beneficial to caregivers who may need a break. For children aged 4 to 5 years, taking a nap during the day may help reduce hyperactivity, anxiety and depression, new study findings show.

In the study of 62 children categorized as either napping (77 percent) or non-napping (23 percent), researchers found that those who didn't take daytime naps had higher levels of anxiety, hyperactivity and depression.

The study findings were presented June 8 at the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, in Seattle.

Children who took naps did so an average of 3.4 days a week, the researchers found. The study data was based on the parents' or caregivers' reporting of the children's typical weekday and weekend bedtime/wake time and napping patterns. Family demographics and behavioral assessments of the children were also included in the analysis.

"There is a lot of individual variability in [the age] when children are ready to give up naps. I would encourage parents to include a quiet 'rest' time in their daily schedule that would allow children to nap if necessary," lead author Brian Crosby, a postdoctoral fellow of psychology at Pennsylvania State University, said in a news release from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

An optimal age for children to stop napping hasn't yet been determined, Crosby noted.

More information

The Nemours Foundation has more about children and naps.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: American Academy of Sleep Medicine, news release, June 8, 2009

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Study finds that using wakefulness tests to detect daytime sleepiness in drivers may be unreliable
2. Daytime impairments in older men with obstructive sleep apnea are related to total sleep time
3. Benefits of a Lifeclinic LC300 Automated Blood Pressure Monitor Recently Featured on Daytime Medical Talk Show
4. Daytime Sleeping Linked to Poor Recovery in Older Patients
5. Daytime TV Addresses the Onslaught of MRSA Cases in U.S.
6. Nutrition Made Simple: Organizing Wellness for Warmer Days With DayTimers
7. Daytime Dozing Might Raise Stroke Risk
8. A Daytime Nap Can Boost Memory
9. Journal Sleep: Study concludes a daytime nap can benefit a persons memory performance
10. Evotec Reports Positive Top-Line Results in Phase II Study With EVT 201 in Elderly Insomniacs With Daytime Sleepiness
11. New tool to assess excessive daytime sleepiness in adolescents published in JCSM
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Daytime Nap Has Benefits Beyond Rest for Kids
(Date:6/27/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 27, ... ... in the patient payment industry today announced its strategic partnership with Connance, ... system workflows. , The two companies’ proven, proprietary technology combine to provide ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... On ... as sponsor of the 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle ... honor of the city’s history as home to some of the world’s leading providers ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to ... a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX ... Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over ... Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health ... of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness at Work Awards ... at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of 42 businesses to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. , June 23, 2016 ... faced the many challenges of the current process. Many of ... option because of the technical difficulties and high laboratory costs ... would have to offer it at such a high cost ... to afford it. Dr. Parsa Zadeh , ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... to 2022" report to their offering. ... financial data derived from varied research sources to present unique ... on the market during the next five years, including a ... markets, regional and country level analysis. The report provides a ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 , , , ... 7, 2016 , , , , LOCATION: , , , ... , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , Frost & Sullivan,s ... Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and Unmesh Lal, Program ... global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional era. Several new demand ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: