Sleepy teens hit the bum notes in life

A GENERATION of sleep-deprived teenagers is not what society needs. Blink and these exhausted, overstimulated youngsters will be adults charged with making ­responsible decisions, whether they're equipped to or not. Young people who don't get enough sleep miss out on major developmental milestones that enable empathy, respect, reasoning and self-control. Without the nine to 10 [...]

Watching TV before can disturb kids sleeping patterns

A recent study, Media use and Child Sleep: The Impact of Content, Timing, and Environment, has found that young children who engage with media by watching TV, using computers or playing video games after 7pm are more likely to have sleep issues such as repeated night waking, nightmares and daytime tiredness. It was also noted [...]