Bed-Sharing Linked With Poor Sleep Quality In Infants, Study Says

September 2, 2014 8:23 PM

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A new study gives parents another factor to consider when deciding whether to bed-share. The findings, recently published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, show a link between bed-sharing and increased nighttime awakenings as well as shorter sleep durations for children.

"We know from many studies that the more the parents are involved when they fall asleep, just by their presence or by singing or sitting next to them, the more the child is likely to be dependent on the parent for falling asleep," Dr. Mari Hysing, a clinical psychologist and researcher at Uni Resear...

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