Changes in Sleep Patterns and Stress in Infants Entering Child Care
When babies start day care, they experience many changes, some of which may affect their risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The investigators want to find out if stress or change in the baby's sleep patterns can be a reason for this increased risk for SIDS.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Changes in Sleep Patterns and Stress in Infants Entering Child Care: Implications for SIDS Risk|
- Sleep efficiency [ Time Frame: Days -14 through +14 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]sleep efficieny is defined as the ratio of time spent asleep (total sleep time) to the amount of time spent in bed.
- Sleep duration [ Time Frame: Days -14 to +14 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Biospecimen Retention: Samples Without DNA
urine samples from both mom and baby
|Study Start Date:||July 2009|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||July 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Infants 0-3 months who will stay at home with a parent
Infant 0-3 months who will attend a licensed child care center
The overall aim of this study is to describe sleep patterns in infants as they transition from home to child care, including 24-hour sleep duration, changes in the timing of daytime naps, and changes in nocturnal sleep periods; to describe potential sleep disrupters, such as temperature, light and noise, in home and child care settings that may impact sleep quality and sleep patterns; to describe markers of parent and infant stress levels during the transition to child care; to describe markers of infant circadian rhythm during the transition to child care.
|Contact: Brandi Joyner, MSA||(202) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, District of Columbia|
|Children's National Medical Center||Recruiting|
|Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20010|
|Principal Investigator:||Rachel Y Moon, MD||Children's Research Institute|