Sleep problems amongst children is on the rise

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Poor sleep in children is linked to a whole host of problems including increased risk of mental health problems, obesity, poor school performance and lower immunity.
The rise in sleep problems amongst children is thought to be related to a few factors contributed to our busy lifestyles these days including busy households where both parents are working therefore bedtimes becoming later, diets high in sugar and caffeine and the increased use of technology including phones and tablets which emit blue light which has been shown to reduce the sleep hormone, melatonin.
What else do you think is contributing to the rise in sleep problems amongst children?
Sleep Problems Mounting in Children
Kleeman, J, 2017, ‘Sleep problems mouting in children’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39140836

 

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