Jun 29, 2011

7 Adverse effects if children lack of sleep

/ On : 7:47 AM
GladChild: When the holiday season, parents often allow their children to sleep more nights than usual. But this should not become a habit, because of lack of sleep can have disastrous effects on the child's bad.

School age children need to sleep at least 10-12 hours per day. Several things can make a child become less sleep as too much activity, watching television, playing video or computer.

If your child has less sleep then it will affect such things as quoted from Lifemojo:

1. Lack of concentration
Lack of sleep can make children become tired, so out of focus or concentration is reduced. This condition would make it difficult to receive information from the outside.

2. Irritable
This causes the child easily irritation or irritable, hyperactive behavior that sometimes can make a parent or caregiver upset.

3. The decline in IQ scores
Researchers from the University of Virginia found the children who sleep deprivation can impair cognitive development and IQ, so it has lower grades in school and hard to build good relationships with peers. Experts believe the sooner the child to sleep after learning the ability to remember the greater.

4. Emotional problems
Lack of sleep can raise levels of the hormone cortical setrs that allows him to experience the problems associated with depression and anxiety. This can make children easy sadness, anger, fatigue, nausea and worry all the time.


5. Problem with weight
Studies of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found children who sleep less at risk of obesity is around 92 percent. Researchers said that for every 1 extra hour of sleep obtained the child can reduce the risk by 9 percent.

6. Risk of diabetes
Lack of sleep will affect the absorption of glucose, any lack of sleep as much as 2 hours in a week was associated with increased levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines and low grade inflammation that can affect insulin resistance thus increasing the risk of diabetes.

7. Potentially to ADHD/hyperactive
Studies conducted by the University of Michigan and published by Pediatrics Magazine found sleep disorders in children such as sleep apnea, snoring, and frequent waking at night or anxiety can contribute to the condition of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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