Not Enough Sleep Could Cause Health Problems For Your Kids
Many parents already know that kids who don’t get enough sleep can get cranky – But after looking at the sleeping patterns of close to 5-thousand nine and ten year olds, a new study published in the journal Pediatrics, concluded that sleep deprivation could be linked to some serious health issues.
Kids between 6 and 12 year old should really be getting between 9 and 12 hours of sleep per night. Younger kids should get even more. The children in the study slept an average of 10 and a half hours a night. But researchers found, that for every extra hour of sleep the kids got –– risk factors for type 2 diabetes: such as body mass index, body fat, insulin resistance and glucose levels –– all went down.