COMMENTS AND OPINIONS
Parenting and sleep of mothers in relation to their infant’s sleep
Version of Record online: 27 MAR 2007
Sleep and Biological Rhythms
Volume 5, Issue 2, pages 153–155, April 2007
How to Cite
HAYAMA, J. and ADACHI, Y. (2007), Parenting and sleep of mothers in relation to their infant’s sleep. Sleep and Biological Rhythms, 5: 153–155. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-8425.2007.00267.x
- Issue online: 27 MAR 2007
- Version of Record online: 27 MAR 2007
- Accepted for publication 30 October 2006.
- sleep problem
The purpose of this study was to investigate parenting, sleep, and health of mothers in relation to their infant’s sleep or activity rhythm when faced with various difficulties of childcare. A self-reported questionnaire was completed by 114 mothers of children aged 1–3 years. Nineteen (18%) mothers (Problem group) had problems with their child’s sleep or activity rhythm. They had more sleep problems themselves. In terms of difficulties of childcare, the rate of mothers who answered “hard to train” and “disobeying” was higher in the Problem group. These results suggest that mother’s sleep was related to child’s sleep and that child’s sleep problems were related to mother’s subjective childcare difficulties.