9 Impact of Sleep disorders in children

Children who often have difficulty in receiving lessons in school or concentrate his task is often misunderstood form of conduct disorder is difficult to concentrate or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

But actually if observed further, many children are difficult to concentrate due to lack of time your child rest or sleep. This is often not realized by the parents.

Sleep disorders in children could prove to affect the entire family. School age children need at least 10-12 hours of sleep per day. Homework, sports, after-school activities, TV, computers, and video games and busy parents can contribute to the lack of sleep for children.

A recent study has shown the impact of a child is sleep deprived. Among them are easily tired during the day, difficulty in concentration, irritability and frustration, and difficulty modulating impulses and emotions. Here is a wide range of effects caused by sleep-deprived child:

1. Sleeping in class. This is such a natural that if a child less sleep at night, as a result he would sleep in class the next day. This impacted on the loss of information provided by the teacher and may only listen half-heartedly. Children will not feel fresh and energetic.

 2. Lack of concentration. Lack of sleep will cause fatigue in children and he can not focus well on subjects that are important.

3. Grumpy. Lack of sleep can cause irritability or behavior of children who tend to be hyperactive, making it difficult for children to concentrate in school.

4. Decline in IQ. Researchers at the University of Virginia found the children who suffer from insomnia, decreased intelligence. They can also score lower grades in school and may not be able to develop good relationships with peers. Experts argue that sleep may protect memory from a memory disorder. The faster you go to sleep after studying for exams, the more likely you are to remember it later.

5. Emotional problems. Lack of sleep can increase the stress hormone cortisol. The result could occur problems associated with depression and anxiety. This can make children feel sad, angry, tired, sick and worried all the time. Because he was only a child, so it's hard for him to be able to know how to handle negative emotions. Children can only cry, lose all hope and confidence. Fear may begin nesting in his mind.

6. Weight problems. A study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that sleep deprivation can cause obesity in children. Known, for every additional hour sleep in children, the risk weight decreased by 9 percent. The study also found that children who lack sleep 92 percent more likely to be obese as adults than those who get enough sleep.

7. It's hard to think logically. Lack of sleep resulting in exhaustion and can kill the ability to think in a logical way. An active mind is very important for a child can think logically. All the lessons children learn in school may be lost due to lack of sleep.

8. Development of ADHD. A study conducted by the University of Michigan and published in the journal Pediatrics found that sleep apnea, snoring and other sleep disorders dapatmemberikan contribution of ADHD in children. Parents of children with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) usually assess their children's weak and often restless during sleep. Even in some cases these children are found more frequently wake at night than their peers.

9. Diabetes. This is another adverse effect of sleep deprivation in children. Sleep deprivation in children affecting the absorption of glucose. According to the American Diabetes Association, the reduced two hours of sleep per night for a week was associated can affect insulin resistance, thus increasing the risk of diabetes. The risk of obesity due to lack of sleep can also increase the risk of type 2 diabetes later in life.

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