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Health impacts of sleep deprivation among children

June 05, 2014

http://www.king5.com/health/dr-wendy-sue-swanson/Health-impacts-of-sleep-deprivation-among-children--261866001.html

 

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.

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