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Sleep, Physical Activity, Academic Performance, Cognitive Tempo (The SPACE Sleep Study)

Sleep, physical activity, and how children think about and approach tasks (cognitive tempo) are important for children’s health, development and school performance, but we don’t know how well all these factors are linked together. The SPACE Sleep Study aims to explore the relationships between sleep, cognitive tempo, activity levels and learning skills in Dunedin school children. The children will wear a small device on their wrist for a week and come to our lab for some tests.

This project has been approved by the University of Otago Human Ethics Committee (reference # H19/089).

Who can take part?

Dunedin children 7 to 10 years

Contact the Study Team

This study is a collaboration between the Department of Women's and Children's Health and the Department of Psychology.


Kirstie O'Hare
Tel +64 3 470 9476

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