Sleep and health risk in children

By |2015-12-23T08:16:05-05:00December 23rd, 2015|Categories: Children|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Adequate sleep is particularly important during childhood and adolescence since inadequate sleep is associated with non-optimal physical and cognitive development. A growing body of evidence suggests that inadequate sleep could be a contributing factor for weight gain and the increased prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents. Why are sleep patterns poor for some children? [...]