Teenagers who go to bed late during the school year are more prone to academic and emotional difficulties in the long run, compared to teens who’re in bed earlier, according to a new study from University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley).
Regularly in Dr Chris Seton’s medical practice, parents ask him, if it’s okay to give melatonin to help their child sleep better. Of course it’s understandable a time poor parent is seeking a quick solution, such as taking a nightly tablet. But lets take a look at why Dr Seton does not recommend nightly melatonin […]
Sleep supposedly refreshes and recharges our exhausted bodies. Holidays likewise have the same effect. Why then, after a long summer holiday, are teachers and parents seeing many teenagers returning to school in an exhausted and sleep deprived state? Why, also, do they seem, paradoxically, to be most sleepy first thing in the mornings, and over […]
Parents, teachers and doctors all agree that lack of sleep makes children cranky, tearful and more prone to tantrums. Now researchers from the UK have found that children with irregular bedtimes are more likely to have behavioral difficulties.
What if some of those children who’ve been diagnosed with ADHD are, in fact, suffering from another disorder altogether – chronic sleep deprivation?
Author – Ginni Seton, Manager SleepShack Children and adults are affected by lack of sleep, but while a tired adult may look sleepy and move slowly, sleep deprived kids conversely look like they’re bursting with energy. However due to their ongoing growth and development sleep (like food), is vital for children.