Last night about midnight, while I wasn’t sleeping, I remembered this piece that I wrote a couple of years back about sleep and the lack thereof. Heaven knows, sleep deprivation may make me a little less productive, not to mention a little crankier the next day, but to a child’s still developing brain, the impact can be long-lasting.
“Sleep deprivation has been linked to a lack of cognitive development and impulse control. New evidence also suggests a correlation with a host of problems, including memory issues, obesity, car accidents, diabetes, binge eating, hypertension, depression and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.”
Click on over to read more about sleep deprived kids. There are also tips on how to fix a “broken” sleep schedule.