Penn University and UC Study Shows Midday Naps Help Make Children Happier and Brighter

A joint comprehensive study conducted by researchers at Pennsylvania University and University of California (UC) show a connection between midday naps and better child development. Lead study author Jianghong Liu, says sleep deficiency and feelings of drowsiness during the day are widespread among school children. According to Liu, drowsiness hits up to twenty percent (20%) of all children. https://youtu.be/NJ_f9onTTQE Jianghong Liu, who is an Associate Professor of Nursing and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Public Health Initiatives at the University Of Pennsylvania, performs research on public health concerns to address children and adolescents behavioral outcomes and mental health. She explained that previous research is mostly centered on children of preschool age and below. That is notwithstanding that there is well established evidence that poor sleep habits yield negative physical, emotional and cognitive effects. Together with co-author Adrian Raine, a Penn neurocriminologist, Penn biostatistician Rui Feng, and Sara Mednick, sleep researcher at the University of California Irvine, they conducted a study of...
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