Sleep and pre-schoolers

From Nine To Noon, 11:25 am on 30 July 2020
Baby sleeps with funny face in the playpen

Photo: 123 RF/ st-fotograf

New research from the University of Otago shows that early bedtimes for pre-schoolers are not vital for healthy development, as long as they are getting enough sleep.

A number of studies in older children have found a correlation between later bedtimes and the risk of developing obesity.

The Otago study, led by Dr Melyssa Roy, from the Department of Medicine, is one of the first to examine whether a connection exists from an early age.

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