Bullies Sleep Poorly

Written by Manny Erlich on August 2, 2012. Posted in Sleep Disorder News & Research, Snoring 101

Researchers from the University Of Michigan Medical School have found that children with aggressive tendencies (bullies) are twice as likely to have sleep-deprivation resulting from breathing problems.

The study, led by Louise O’Brien, Assistant Professor in the University Of Michigan Sleep Disorder Center, suggests a link between aggressive behaviors (such as bullying) and sleep disorders such as disordered breathing, snoring and sleep apnea.  The study also shows that sleep deprivation may be related to emotional control, decision making and social behavior, which could lead to aggressive behavior, delinquency and substance abuse, according to Professor O’Brien.

Other possible causes for children fatigue noted by the study include unstable home environments and over stimulation from use of technology, such as television, cellphones, computers, and electronic games.

Suggested Snoring Remedies

Children generally require more uninterrupted sleep than adults.  For example, preschoolers require between 11 and 13 hours a night of uninterrupted sleep, and school-age children require 10 to 11 hours of sleep nightly.

One way to ensure that your child gets his or her good night’s sleep is to limit his or her use of technology, such as TV’s, cellphones, computers and games, especially before bedtime. Parents should consider removing such devices from children’s bedrooms to allow for uninterrupted sleep at night.

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Manny Erlich

International Foundation of Employee Benefits - Certified Employee Benefits Specialist

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