Studies have found that kids who go to sleep early are less likely to be obese later on in life. Catching your Z’s is a sure way of ensuring hormonal balance so that diseases such as obesity are avoided in the long run.
Preschool children who are in their beds by 8 pm for some shuteye are not as likely to be obese later on in life. Those kids who watch late night television and go to sleep later than usual are more likely to pile on the pounds when they enter their late teen years and early adulthood phase.
Going to bed after the 9 pm deadline seemed to affect the circadian rhythms in such a manner that the chances of contracting obesity later on were almost doubled.
Parents ought to learn a thing or two from this seminal study. For one thing, a little discipline goes a long way. Establishing a bedtime routine was crucial in maintaining the kids’ health all the way into the adult years. Pediatricians also now know better and will be advising parents regarding their children accordingly.
This sort of a structured schedule lends more value to life and prevents any drift and aimlessness in the kids’ day to day existence. It decreases the risk of catching nasty diseases like obesity later on in one’s life.
Also behavior and social as well as emotional repertoires will be stabilized via this approach. Children with obesity are on the increase. It is a disease of civilization that ruins lives since it is the mother of all illnesses and causes a number of other co-variant ailments.
In the United States alone, 1.7% of kids are obese. The CDC reported that overweight status set these kids up for a lifetime of pain and struggle with a whole bunch of issues.
Diabetes and cardiac disease are just two complications that are the ordinary result of prolonged obesity. The study was published in a journal. This study involved three groups of children that went to sleep before 8 pm, between 8 pm and 9 pm and after 9 pm respectively.
These children were approximately 4.5 years old. Later on these selfsame kids were surveyed when they had reached 15 years of age. Only 1 in 10 of the early sleepers were obese. 16% of the median group had obesity.
As for those who slept at a very late hour, their obesity status comprised 23% of the entire group of night owls. Thus a regular bedtime schedule was very necessary for preventing obesity in kids later on in life.
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This new research is published in the The Journal of Pediatrics.