The Timing of the Circadian Clock and Sleep Differ between Napping and Non-Napping Toddlers.

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Lameese D Akacem ; Charles T Simpkin ; Mary A Carskadon ; Kenneth P Wright ; Oskar G Jenni ; Peter Achermann ; Monique K LeBourgeois
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 10, issue 4 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0125181, doi: 10.5167/uzh-115165, pmc: PMC4411103
  • Subject: Research Article | 610 Medicine & health | Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology | Medicine | Q | R | Medical Clinic | Science | 570 Life sciences; biology
    mesheuropmc: human activities | psychological phenomena and processes | musculoskeletal, neural, and ocular physiology | mental disorders | fungi

The timing of the internal circadian clock shows large inter-individual variability across the lifespan. Although the sleep-wakefulness pattern of most toddlers includes an afternoon nap, the association between napping and circadian phase in early childhood remains une... View more
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