(Canada) ON: CDC blames lack of sleep for chronic health/behavior problems in kids

Jan 31, 2018, Cornwall, Ontario, Standard Freeholder: Children and teens are not getting enough sleep -- Health Matters Not surprisingly, according to a recent study, most adolescents are not getting enough sleep. More specifically, a recent study conducted by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found 73 per cent of high school students are not getting enough sleep, up from 69 per cent in 2009. In addition, 58 per cent of middle-school students (Grades 5-8) did not meet the sleep recommendations. … Not surprisingly, sleep-deprived children tend not to do well at school. Other symptoms of sleep deprivation in children include the obvious ones such as fatigue, inattentiveness and listlessness. There can also be less obvious symptoms including irritability, impatience, aggressive behavior and behavioral problems. More alarmingly, recent evidence suggests children and adolescents who do not get the recommended amount of sleep are at increased risk for chronic conditions such as diabetes, obesity, poor mental health, and injuries.