Poor sleep is driving childhood obesity crisis: Too little sleep causes them to eat more and disrupts metabolism

Pediatric Sleep Issues, Preventive Health, Sleep

Pediatricians warn sleep is the ignored culprit driving childhood obesity, as a new study shows a direct link between shut-eye and weight gain....

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Amid ADHD spike, doctors urge closer look at sleep issues

January 24, 2018 Science Daily

Children, Pediatric Sleep Issues, ADHD

Amid a steady rise in the number of children diagnosed with ADHD, debate is brewing whether the condition may be a sleep disorder....

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Can’t sleep? Younger brains need a buffer before bedtime after binge-watching

Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep

Seconds tick off to watch yet another TV episode, tempting viewers immersed in what happens next....

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13 weird ways parents get children to sleep

January 05, 2018 Sean Coughlan of BBC News

Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep

These days in early January are claimed as the darkest days for sleep deprivation....

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Screen time at night for kids can result in sleep, nutrition problems, study says

Children, Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep

Kids who stay up late watching digital devices in bed may face sleep and nutrition problems, new research by Penn State College of Medicine discovered....

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Happy, healthy and wise: Why good sleep habits make your kids happier and, yes, smarter

Children, Invest In Your Child, Pediatric Sleep Issues

In our increasingly sleep-deprived culture, it’s easy to assume that it’s fine to miss a little shut-eye now and again. Not so. Negative effects caused by too little sleep, like impaired concentration and irritability, can be measured ...

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Sleep apnea in children impairs memory consolidation

Children, Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep Apnea

Over the years, science has delved into the nature and function of sleep. Although there are plenty of unanswered questions, slowly, slumber is giving up its secrets....

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Too Much Screen Time Before Bed Is Affecting How Much Sleep Kids Get & It's Hurting Their Health

November 06, 2017 Azure Hall of Romper

Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep

Passing a child a cell phone, tablet, or e-reader can be a lifesaver for a busy parent. Screen time works magic on the road, in restaurants, or when you want a little bit of quiet time to get something done. There are benefits to ...

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What Most New Parents Get Wrong About Sleep

Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep

This year, I hope to bring attention to parental exhaustion, a lesser-known factor in sudden unexpected infant sleep death (SUID). A shocking 3,700 infants die annually of SUID, a categorization that includes SIDS, suffocation, and ...

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5 screen-time tips for children’s sleep

November 05, 2017 Marjorie Miller of Futurity

Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep

In a new manuscript on digital media and sleep, researchers recommend removing electronic media from children’s bedrooms and encouraging calming bedtime routines to help kids sleep better....

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