Toddler Sleep Study

Developmental Implications of Early Childhood Sleep

In this study, we are investigating whether naturally-occurring sleep patterns affect children's cognitive development and temperamental self-regulation.

Toddler participants will be tested three times over the course of one year, at ages 30 months (2.5 years), 36 months (3 years), and 42 months (3.5 years).; Participation at each age involves two home visits and a visit to the EDL laboratory, each lasting approximately 1-2 hours. Parents will be asked to fill out questionnaires about their toddlers’ sleep habits, temperament, behaviors, routines, social supports, and recent family events.  Toddlers will also be given a watch-like device to wear over the course of two weeks that measures their motor activity.

Families who complete all three visits (2 home visits and 1 lab visit) will receive a $100 gift card at each testing age, and children will receive several small gifts. Families that withdraw from the study prior to completion will still receive a $20 gift card.

Requirements: Children who are between ages 2 and 2 ½ are eligible for participation.

For more information about participation, fill out this Contact Form , or contact:

Amanda Prokasky, Project Coordinator, at 402-472-8982.

Any other questions can be directed to:
Dr. Victoria Molfese at 402-472-6399, or
Dr. Kathy Rudasill at 402-472-2455.