Quality of sleep may be linked with childhood obesity

A study in the United States has found that poorer sleep quality was associated with higher body mass index (BMI) in children.

Researchers found that a shorter sleep duration was associated with a higher BMI, similar findings have been found in a number of studies. Each additional hour of sleep was associated with a 1.29cm decrease in waist circumference. Researchers also noted that more fragmented, poorer quality sleep was associated with a higher BMI.

For more information take a look at our tips on encouraging more sleep in children.

Posted: 09/02/2018 11:30:28 by Anne Parle
Filed under: BMI, Sleep, Weight


 

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