Sleep problems mounting in children – BBC News

Sleep problems mounting in children - BBC News

Sleep Problems Mounting In Children - BBC News

Media captionThe parents of restless toddler Elise try out a new bedtime routine

Hospital attendances in England for children under 14 with sleep disorders have tripled in 10 years, according to NHS data analysed by BBC Panorama.

Ten times more prescriptions of common sleep drug melatonin have also been written for children and adults under 55 over the same period.

Poor sleep in children has been linked to a greater risk of obesity, lower immunity, and mental health issues.

It is also linked to lack of emotional control and poor school performance.

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Many aspects of how we live today are thought to interfere with children’s sleep 😛 TAGEND Blue light emitted by smartphones and tablets is known to reduce the natural production of melatonin, the hormone that builds us feel sleepy Households where both parents work is to be able to busier in the evenings, pushing bedtimes subsequently Fizzy drinkings high in sugar and caffeine have also made it harder for children to switch off at night Image caption Ellie Keady has difficulty sleeping Image caption Dr Hill warns that sleep problems are putting a strain on the NHS

Sleep Problems Mounting In Children - BBC News
Sleep Problems Mounting In Children - BBC News
Sleep Problems Mounting In Children - BBC News
Sleep Problems Mounting In Children - BBC News
Sleep Problems Mounting In Children - BBC News

Sleep Problems Mounting In Children - BBC News

Sleep Problems Mounting In Children - BBC News

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