Individual differences in the effects of child sleep problems on early executive functioning

Timothy D. Nelson, Anna B. Johnson, Erin L. Ramsdell, Rebecca L Brock

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Abstract

Sleep is a critical health behavior with important implications for child development. This chapter discusses the effects of sleep problems on early child executive functioning (EF), with an emphasis on individual differences that might moderate this relationship. Specifically, we (1) provide a brief background on sleep and EF in early childhood; (2) review literature on the association between sleep and EF; (3) review literature on individual differences in the effects of sleep problems on EF; (4) offer recommendations for future research on moderators of the sleep-EF association, and (5) briefly describe an ongoing study examining the moderators of the sleep-EF association within a longitudinal study from pregnancy to preschool.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Child Development and Behavior
PublisherAcademic Press Inc.
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Child Development and Behavior
ISSN (Print)0065-2407

Keywords

  • Early childhood
  • Executive functioning
  • Family
  • Moderators
  • Sleep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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