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Poor Sleep and Its Effects on Children

By June 3, 2010 No Comments

Sleep studyAggression and delinquency, depression and anxiety are just some of the effects of poor sleep in children.

In an AU study led by Mona El-Sheikh, alumni professor of human development and family studies in the College of Human Sciences, researchers found that children from low-income families are more likely to suffer from sleep disruptions than other children.

When children get longer periods of uninterrupted sleep, then their attitudes and well-being improve, researchers say.

Intervention programs and parent education programs are some of the hoped-for outcomes of the study.