Feuding parents may ruin infant's sleep pattern

May 11, 2011 2:33:01 PM PDT
Infants sleep patterns can be disrupted if their parents have severe relationship problems and are constantly arguing, according to a new study.

It also found infants who heard regular blow ups between parents when they were 9 months old continued to have troubled sleep patterns.

Despite this, the study determined that infants sleep patterns had no effect on parent's relationships.

Scientists say regulated sleep is essential during infancy for children's long term development.

The study appears in the journal child development.