Sleep Problem's Mounting in Children

Sleep Problem's Mounting in Children

Posted: Fri, 26 Oct 2018 11:14

Sleep Problem's Mounting in Children

The BBC News have produced a very good article and film about how - Sleep problems are mounting in children bbc.co.uk/news/health-39… including on how blue light from screens affects children's sleep and what a good bedtime routine looks like.

Many aspects of how we live today are thought to interfere with children's sleep:

  • Blue light emitted by smartphones and tablets is known to reduce the natural production of melatonin, the hormone that makes us feel sleepy
  • Households where both parents work can be busier in the evenings, pushing bedtimes later
  • Fizzy drinks high in sugar and caffeine have also made it harder for children to switch off at night

We now need to wake up to the importance of sleep- lack of sleep can lead to a number of health problems, it is important to implement a good bedtime routine for children.

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