Children whose parents cannot afford diapers do not get quality sleep, according to a study by the Rutgers School of Nursing. The study, published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, is the first to examine the relationship between diaper need and sleep. “Sleep promotes brain development and solidifies learning and memory,” said co-author Sallie Porter, an associate professor at Rutgers School of Nursing. “Children with compromised sleep are more at risk for childhood obesity and emotional and behavioral problems.” To read the full story.