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Health impacts of sleep deprivation among children

Health impacts of sleep deprivation among children

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Source: KING 5 TV

We all know that sleep is a crucial and important part of our health, but it is essential for developing children. Kids today are sleeping 30-60 minutes less than they were 20 years ago. A recent study that followed over 1,000 babies and tracked their sleep scores and weight from birth, found that the kids who got poorer sleep had a higher body fat at age 7. Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson of Seattle Children’s is featured in this interview.