The sleep habits of 661 Israeli children between the ages of 4 months and 4 years were described by their mothers. Twenty-eight per cent reported that their children woke up at least once a week. In the group of regular wakers, the mean number of interrupted nights per week was 4.7, and the mean number of awakenings per night was 2.0. Significant age-related changes in sleep patterns were indicated. The results of this study suggest that sleep and settling patterns in different sociocultural groups are quite similar. These data indicate the existence of an inherent pattern in the maturation of sleep behaviour in the developing child.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Psychology
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
- Developmental Neuroscience
- Life-span and Life-course Studies