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Bedtime routines child wellbeing

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, March 2018
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Title
Bedtime routines child wellbeing & development
Published in
BMC Public Health, March 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12889-018-5290-3
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Authors

George Kitsaras, Michaela Goodwin, Julia Allan, Michael P. Kelly, Iain A. Pretty

Abstract

Bedtime routines has shown important associations with areas associated with child wellbeing and development. Research into bedtime routines is limited with studies mainly focusing on quality of sleep. The objectives of the present study were to examine the relationship between bedtime routines and a variety of factors associated with child wellbeing and to examine possible determinants of bedtime routines. A total of 50 families with children between 3 and 5 years old took part in the study. Data on bedtime routines, parenting styles, school readiness, children's dental health, and executive function were collected. Children in families with optimal bedtime routines showed better performance in terms of executive function, specifically working memory (t (44)= - 8.51, p ≤ .001), inhibition and attention (t (48)= - 9.70, p ≤ .001) and cognitive flexibility (t (48)= - 13.1, p ≤ .001). Also, children in households with optimal bedtime routines scored higher in their readiness for school (t (48)= 6.92, p ≤ .001) and had better dental health (U = 85.5, p = .011). Parents in households with suboptimal bedtime routines showed worse performance on all measures of executive function including working memory (t (48)= - 10.47, p ≤ .001), inhibition-attention (t (48)= - 10.50, p ≤ .001) and cognitive flexibility (t (48)= - 13.6, p ≤ .001). Finally, parents with optimal bedtime routines for their children deployed a more positive parenting style in general (i.e. authoritative parenting) compared to those with suboptimal bedtime routines (t (48)= - 6.45, p ≤ .001). The results of the present study highlight the potentially important role of bedtime routines in a variety of areas associated with child wellbeing and the need for further research.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 114 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 20 18%
Student > Master 18 16%
Researcher 11 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 7%
Other 7 6%
Other 16 14%
Unknown 34 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 30 26%
Social Sciences 15 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 5%
Sports and Recreations 3 3%
Other 13 11%
Unknown 36 32%

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