Health impacts of sleep deprivation among children

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by DR. WENDY SUE SWANSON / KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on June 4, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 4 at 12:58 PM

Kids And Sleep Deprivation

  • Sleep Duration down 30-60 minutes in 20 years
  • Later bedtimes in young children
  • Sleep disturbances becoming more chronic

Pediatrics Study on Sleep and Overweight?

  • Over 1,000 babies studied from birth
  • Followed sleep scores and weight
  • Kids with poor sleep had higher body fat at age 7

What Parents Need To Know

  • Sleep is a big part of wellness
  • Consistent bed times key to establishing good sleep
  • Sleep needs vary with age

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