Did you know that sleep is essential for the health and development of the brain, especially for infants and young children?
A study published in the journal Pediatrics found that sleep is critical for the development of executive function in young children, including skills like decision-making, problem-solving, and attention regulation.
The researchers found that infants who slept less had lower scores on executive function tests at 3 years of age. The study also found that the timing of sleep was important for executive function development. Establishing healthy sleep habits, such as maintaining a consistent sleep schedule and creating a stable bedtime routine, can promote brain development and overall health in young children.
This study is important for those who care about the health and development of infants and young children. If you are a parent or caregiver of a young child, please pay attention to their sleep quality and duration. This can help promote their brain development and overall health.
This study is called "The Effects of Sleep Duration and Sleep Efficiency on Executive Function in Infants" and was published in the journal Pediatrics in 2017.