Music enhances sleep in preschool children

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Background classical guitar music was played to preschool children at naptime on alternate days in order to assess its effect on naptime sleep onset. On the music versus no music days the children fell asleep faster, and the toddlers faster than the preschoolers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-68
Number of pages4
JournalEarly Child Development and Care
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Music
  • Preschool children
  • Sleep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Psychology


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