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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 1218-1223

Sleep habits and related factors in kindergarten children


1 Department of Public Health, Necmettin Erbakan University, Meram Medical Faculty, Konya, Turkey
2 Department of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, Necmettin Erbakan University, Meram Medical Faculty, Konya, Turkey
3 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Selçuk University, Medical Faculty, Konya, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Y Durduran
Department of Public Health, Necmettin Erbakan University Meram Medical Faculty, 42080 Meram, Konya
Turkey
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/njcp.njcp_520_18

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Aim: This study aimed to determine the sleeping habits and sleeping periods of kindergarten children, in order to analyze the problems related to sleep hygiene and determine the underlying factors. Methods: The sample size of this cross-sectional study consisted of 390 children. A questionnaire filled in by the parents was used as the data collection tool. The data were analyzed with appropriate statistical tests. Results: According to the mothers, 77.2% of the children had their own room at home. Thirty nine percent of children slept with the full light on in their room, 50.3% slept with night light on in their room, 12.3% slept with the radio/television on in their room. Infant sleep practices found in this study are swaddling (18.5%), wrapping of the infant's arms (21.0%), and rocking (58.7%). Conclusions: In terms of sleep hygiene, the vast majority of the children slept in a bright environment, and there were electronic appliances in the room. Common infant-transition-to-sleep practices observed were wrapping their arms and swaddling them. In our point of view, awareness training for parents about the subject will support sleep hygiene practices.


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