Most school age children sleep less than recommended and more than two-thirds experience frequent sleep problems according to the NSF’s 2004 Sleep in America polls. Now a recent study of 166 elementary school children, in which reports about parent’s marital conflicts and emotional security were analyzed, it was found that children’s emotional insecurity regarding their parent’s marital relationship was an important factor in the marital conflict-sleep disruption link. It was also revealed that sleep disturbance in children can have a negative effect on their behavioral, emotional and academic performance.

Child Development vol.77 (1): pp31-43

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