leoniedelt: dunno whose this is (pd sleeping beauty)
leoniedelt ([personal profile] leoniedelt) wrote2009-04-28 10:41 am
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children and sleep

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8016531.stm

No shit, sherlock. Certainly in this house, a sleep deprived child/baby is a hyperactive one later that day. And my bad sleeper is more hyper than my good sleeper is. Even in my own family, my ADHD brother was a crap sleeper... Chicken or egg? Who knows. Linked together? Yes. I bet if you treat the sleep problems, you probably won't need to treat the ADHD  (with amphetamines, which are stimulants that keep you awake...)

[identity profile] pmoodie.livejournal.com 2009-04-28 12:28 pm (UTC)(link)
How bizarre. I'd have thought that the less sleep a child got, the less hyperactive it would be!

I suppose the questions we need to ask are, why are so many children sleeping so badly, and what can we do about it?

[identity profile] leoniedelt.livejournal.com 2009-04-28 12:30 pm (UTC)(link)
The hyperactivity is to keep themselves awake, and down to a loss of ability to control impulses and think rationally, etc...

Lack of sleep these days: tvs in bedrooms, too much artificial light in the evenings/nights, caffeine, E numbers, the list is a mile long...

What to do to fix it? I dont know. Move to a farmhouse in the country and put kids to work raising veg and animals? lol

[identity profile] pmoodie.livejournal.com 2009-04-28 12:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I'll bet the problem is more severe in bigger cities, with the constant noise and light pollution.

Moving to the country would definitely be my ideal solution. And I don't even have kids! LOL