20 Feb, 2015

Impact of daytime naps on children’s sleep quality uncertain

NHS | Choices | February 18 2015

“Daytime naps ‘should stop at the age of two’: Children have poorer quality sleep if they rest during the afternoon,” is the inaccurate headline on the Mail Online.

Researchers have pooled all of the available evidence on the effects of napping in childhood.

The study was carried out by researchers from Queensland University of Technology and James Cook University in Queensland. No external funding was reported.

The study was published in the peer-reviewed medical journal Archives of Disease in Childhood.

Mail Online’s reporting of the study is poor and may cause unnecessary alarm among parents. Article