Lack of regular hours for sleep causes a child to have more behavioral and emotional problems.
In the article, the authors explain that irregular hours to sleep, and little sleep, negatively affect the circadian rhythm, or biological clock, child. Ie, affect the cycle responsible for managing the functioning of the body and regulate, for example, appetite, hours of sleep and this nice suunto core review.
“Changing constantly the amount of hours you sleep per night or go to bed at different times every day is like messing up your biological clock. This impacts the way your body will be able to work the next day, “says Yvonne Kelly, a researcher at University College London and coordinator of the study.
The new research took into account the data of 10,230 children in Britain. Habits related to sleep these children – such as the time that they were going to bed every day or how many hours they slept per night – were examined when they were 3, 5 and 7 years old. The researchers took into account only the cultivated habits from Monday to Friday. In addition, parents and teachers of these children answered questionnaires about their behavior.
The conclusions of the study indicated that children who had no set time for sleep were more likely to develop behavioral problems or emotional than those who went to bed at the same time every day of the week. These problems include, for example, sadness, involvement in fights with colleagues and recklessness, as well as hyperactivity and anxiety.
Social Issues – In addition, the study showed that having irregular hours to sleep is more common among children from low – income families and whose parents have lower levels of education. These children are also more exposed than others to other harmful habits such as skipping breakfast and spend much time in front of the television.
According to the study authors, the damage caused by the lack of adequate sleep can be reversed if parents strive to create a routine for the children. Therefore, scientists defend the idea that children’s sleep schedules should be taken into account by health professionals and incorporated in the affairs of medical consultations.