Study looks at factors influencing children's sleep

05/27/2013 | Reuters · HealthDay News

Genetic factors accounted for between 47% and 58% of differences in children's sleep duration at night, while family habits and other environmental influences played a bigger role in daytime naps, according to a Canadian study of twins in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers noted that environmental factors temporarily appeared to overshadow genes in influencing nighttime sleep duration at around age 18 months.

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