Child Development Study: Marital Discord Affects Babies' Sleep Patterns

05/11/2011 02:32 pm ET | Updated Jul 11, 2011
  • TIME Healthland

Kids may be blamed for wreaking havoc on parents' quality of life, but what goes around comes around: new research shows that parents who aren't getting along can affect their children's sleep quality.

Amid a raft of data associating children with parental dissatisfaction, a study published online today in the journal Child Development finds that marital instability when a baby is nine months old is linked to sleep problems when that baby is 18 months old.

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