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Niger J Clin Pract. 2019 Sep;22(9):1218-1223. doi: 10.4103/njcp.njcp_520_18.

Sleep habits and related factors in kindergarten children.

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1
Department of Public Health, Necmettin Erbakan University, Meram Medical Faculty, Konya, Turkey.
2
Department of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, Necmettin Erbakan University, Meram Medical Faculty, Konya, Turkey.
3
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Selçuk University, Medical Faculty, Konya, Turkey.

Abstract

Aim:

This study aimed to determine the sleeping habits and sleeping periods of kindergarten children, in order to analyze the problems related to sleep hygiene and determine the underlying factors.

Methods:

The sample size of this cross-sectional study consisted of 390 children. A questionnaire filled in by the parents was used as the data collection tool. The data were analyzed with appropriate statistical tests.

Results:

According to the mothers, 77.2% of the children had their own room at home. Thirty nine percent of children slept with the full light on in their room, 50.3% slept with night light on in their room, 12.3% slept with the radio/television on in their room. Infant sleep practices found in this study are swaddling (18.5%), wrapping of the infant's arms (21.0%), and rocking (58.7%).

Conclusions:

In terms of sleep hygiene, the vast majority of the children slept in a bright environment, and there were electronic appliances in the room. Common infant-transition-to-sleep practices observed were wrapping their arms and swaddling them. In our point of view, awareness training for parents about the subject will support sleep hygiene practices.

KEYWORDS:

Child health; kindergarten; sleep hygiene

PMID:
31489857
DOI:
10.4103/njcp.njcp_520_18
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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