Sleep problems and temperament in adolescents

Child Care Health Dev. 2011 Jul;37(4):559-62. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2010.01157.x. Epub 2010 Nov 18.


The aim of this study was to determine the association between temperament and sleep in adolescents. Participants included 516 adolescents and their mothers drawn from the community. Findings indicated that as with younger children, sleep and dimensions of temperament (sociability, impulsivity and negative affect) are related in adolescents.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Twin Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mothers
  • Personality
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Sleep Wake Disorders / psychology*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Temperament*