Recent scientific studies have linked chronic lack of sleep with obesity. Scientists have known for a long time that there is a link between obesity and many other health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, osteoarthritis, gout, high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels and many types of cancer including colon, breast and kidney among others.
According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine children needs lots of sleep;
It is commonly believed that you can make up for your sleep on the weekends, but this is simply not the true. In fact, this interrupts the body's normal sleep-wake cycle and is not considered good "Sleep Hygiene."
By the way, for adults, 'chronic sleep debt' is defined as sleeping between 4 and 7 hours each night and sleeping less than that is classified as 'acute sleep deficit. If you experience a sleep problem please discuss this with your doctor. You need to stay awake, alert and healthy to take care of your children!
Here is what the recent scientific studies show;
Lack of sleep…
Since 1960, the epidemic of sleep restriction has more than doubled in the US. One third of US adults now report chronic sleep deprivation.
So don't underestimate the healthy powers of getting enough sleep.
It will not only improve your health, but could lengthen your life and make you smarter.
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