Considering sleep in a family context: introduction to the special issue

J Fam Psychol. 2007 Mar;21(1):1-3. doi: 10.1037/0893-3200.21.1.1.


The special issue addresses the importance of sleep considered within a family context in relation to a broad range of behavioral, emotional, and physical health issues. The collection of articles provides several excellent examples of studies that emphasize a family context for understanding various aspects of sleep in infants, children, adolescents, and adults. Taken together, these studies raise a set of compelling questions for future research in this area.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Family / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Sleep / physiology*
  • Sleep Wake Disorders / psychology*