Topic of the week: Sleep tight
This week’s small talk about little people
A leading child psychologist in the UK has blamed lack of sleep for children who exhibit unruly behavior, who don’t perform well at school and who crave unhealthy foods.
Tanya Byron, a government advisor, called the situation a ‘crisis’ and said that youngsters were simply not getting enough shut-eye, mostly because their parents were not enforcing strict routines at home. Too much TV, computer and time before bed, she added, was compounding the problem. Apparently, the bright lights radiating from such appliances prevent the brain from producing melatonin – an essential hormone that allows you to fall asleep.
Are you enforcing strict routines at home? What time do your kids go to bed? Let us know in the comments!By Time Out Dubai Kids staff
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