The main objective of the proposed project is to enhance our understanding about sleep and sleep problems in toddlers and young children. By employing both longitudinal and cross-sectional designs from MoBa, we outline several major focus areas that each will results in scientific papers. In brief, our research aims include, 1) investigate the prevalence and chronicity of sleep problems in infants and toddlers*** 2) examine how early sleep problems may affect subsequent emotional and behavioral problems*** 3) investigate the association between maternal mental health problems and their offspring’s sleep problems*** 4) study how early medical risks (e.g. prematurity, low birth weight) may be associated with subsequent sleep problems*** and 5) investigate the association between parental sociodemographic factors (socioeconomic - and work status, based on data from FD-Trygd - Norwegian National Insurance Administration) may be related to pediatric sleep problems.
Børge Sivertsen, Folkehelseinstituttet