Navigation Links
Parents' Fighting Can Even Affect Infants: Study
Date:5/11/2011

WEDNESDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) -- Infants' sleep patterns can be disrupted if their parents have severe relationship problems and are constantly arguing, a new study finds.

In addition, infants who heard regular blow-ups between parents when they were 9 months old continued to have troubled sleep patterns -- marked by problems getting to sleep and staying asleep -- even when they were 18-month-old toddlers.

The researchers found, however, that infants' sleep patterns had no effect on parents' relationships.

The findings were from a study by an international team of researchers, who analyzed data from more than 300 U.S. children and parents. All of the children were adopted at birth, which let researchers focus on how family relationships -- without the influence of genetics -- might affect the infants' sleep patterns.

"Regulated sleep is essential during infancy for healthy brain and physical development. Disrupted sleep patterns early in life have serious implications for children's long-term development," study co-author Gordon Harold, chair in behavioral genetics and developmental psychopathology at the University of Leicester, U.K., said in a university news release.

"How couples/parents relate to each other -- specifically, how they manage conflicts in their everyday lives -- is also recognized as having significant implications for children's long term emotional, behavioral and academic development," he added. "Understanding which comes first, children's sleep problems affecting parent relationship quality or parent relationship quality affecting children's sleep problems, has significant clinical implications."

The findings appear in the journal Child Development.

More information

The Nemours Foundation has more about infants and sleep.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: University of Leicester, news release, May 11, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Explorers Bounty Puffed Fruit Snacks Helping Parents Battle Summer Obesity
2. Parents often wait too long to treat childrens asthma symptoms
3. New intervention helps Latino parents of asthmatic children quit smoking
4. PDA Reminds Parents About the Importance of Childrens Oral Health
5. New Virtual Program for Parents of Children with ADD / ADHD
6. Parents Divorce Doesnt Harm College-Age Kids
7. Some Parents Consider Hastening a Sick Childs Death
8. Infectious Virus Hides In Human Chromosomes During Latency And Can Be Passed From Parents To Their Children
9. Mother of Binge Drinking Victim Urges Students and Parents to Discuss Signs of Alcohol Poisoning, Emphasize Peer Responsibility Prior to Spring Break
10. Twinlab Launches New Omega-3 Powder in Single-Serving Stick Packs for Busy Parents and Their Kids
11. Risks of Kids Surgeries May Not Stick With Parents
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/21/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 21, ... ... of technology-enabled clinical trial solutions, today announced the further expansion of its ... applications they can leverage as part of Bioclinica’s extensive and growing eHealth ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... ... February 21, 2017 , ... HIMSS is ... connected care demonstration spanned multiple health information systems including OpenEMR, EMRDirect, and ... providers have no Health Information Exchange outside of faxing. Medal’s innovative technology “meets ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... ... February 21, 2017 , ... CLICKco LLC, a ... its products are now available for purchase on RonnieColemanNutrition.com, a popular website for ... popular among health-conscious consumers who love coffee but are looking to add more ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... ... 20, 2017 , ... MRI screening improves early diagnosis of breast cancer in ... online in the journal Radiology . , MRI has long been known ... ultrasound. Currently, guidelines reserve breast MRI screening for women who have a strong family ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... ALEXANDRIA, VA (PRWEB) , ... February 20, 2017 , ... ... with Cambridge Healthcare to open and operate a state-of-the-art memory care community in Alexandria, ... of 2018 on a site just outside of Old Town. , The three-story ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/22/2017)...  Soligenix, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNGX ) ... focused on developing and commercializing products to treat ... need, announced today that its proprietary formulation of ... for the treatment of psoriasis. The issued patent, ... skin conditions, complements the method of treatment claims ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... 21, 2017 Micro Guide Catheters Market: ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p04711314-summary/view-report.html Micro Guide Catheters are ... specialty clinics and ambulatory surgery centers etc. Micro ... The selection of micro guide catheter depends on ... human body. Micro guide catheters are available in ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine has become the 2 ... (HVM) Chamber.  The University of Florida has been working with ... and now Auburn University will enable its students to learn ... exclusively for the treatment of animals. HVM is ... universities like Auburn and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: