Can Kids Sleep Off The Weight?

According to a new research study published in the Journal of Paediatrics, Kids who tend to sleep late night on weekends to catch up with sleep can lower the risk of obesity to a greater extent.

Usually the parents keep the same time to sleep and wake for the kids. But if that gets interrupted, allow them to sleep so that they can catch up and even counteract the effects of sleep deprivation.

At the University of Chicago, the researchers analysed the sleeping pattern of 308 children who were of 4 – 10 years old. Those kids who had a normal sleep pattern had the lowest risk of obesity and metabolic disorders.

Those kids who had the shortest sleep had increased risk of being obese. In the study, these obese kids had irregular sleep patterns and they slept less. They even did not have proper sleep patterns in the weekends. This sleeping irregularity over the weekend starts showing in the form of metabolic complications.

This is the only reason why parents are advised to make sure that their kids get in to bed on time and get the required amount of sleep.

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