Why too little sleep can cause your child to be overweight

Is too little sleep causing your child to be overweight?Insufficient sleep can be manifested in many ways in children and teenagers, such as:

  • Falling asleep unintentionally in school
  • Problems with memory, concentration, problem solving; hyperactivity
  • Behavioral or mood problems.

Research is also now showing that getting too little sleep can be linked to a long list of …Click here to continue reading

Lack of sleep is shown to worsen ADHD symptoms in children

Lack of sleep is shown to worsen ADHD symptomsAttention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is one of the most commonly diagnosed childhood disorders. It may persist into adolescence and adulthood. A diagnosis of ADHD is dependent on symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity.

Many of the most common behaviors linked to inadequate or disrupted sleep in children are similar to the symptoms of ADHD, including problems with attention and focusing, …Click here to continue reading

Set your children and teens up for success in school with healthy sleep habits

For many children and teens, summer vacation means late-night fun and sleeping in the next morning. But as summer vacation draws to an end, it’s important to help your kids get back on track with a healthy back-to-school sleep schedule.

Children ages 6 – 12 require 10 – 11 hours of sleep while teenagers need at least nine hours of sleep. Chronic sleep depravation in children has been linked to poor school performance, weight gain and obesity, behavioral issues and developmental and mood …Click here to continue reading

Back-to-school checklist: school supplies, clothes, sleep!

School will be starting soon. It’s time to help get your kids on a healthy back to school sleep schedule.

Kids need more sleep than adults. Children ages 6 to 12 years old need 10 to 11 hours of sleep at night. Teenagers need at least nine hours of sleep.

It’s important to get enough sleep because chronic sleep deprivation has been linked to poor school performance, behavioral, developmental and mood problems, weight gain and …Click here to continue reading