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J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1984 Jun;5(3):120-3.

Sleep duration, temperament, and Conners' ratings of three-year-old children.

Abstract

Parental reports of sleep patterns, ratings on the Behavioral Style Questionnaire, and Conners' Abbreviated Parents' Questionnaire were obtained for 60 three-year-old children. Children who were more adaptable, mild, and positive in mood, or children with an easy temperament, had longer total sleep durations and lower Conners' ratings than children with opposite traits. Adaptability was the temperament characteristic most highly correlated with total sleep duration and the only characteristic which correlated with the number of night wakings. In addition, children with low activity ratings had long total sleep durations, low Conners' ratings, and were described as having a quiet sleep pattern. Long sleep durations and low Conners' ratings appear to be features of children with an easy temperament or low motor activity when awake and asleep.

PMID:
6736256
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