Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Parents' insomnia and children's health problems

A study of 798 teenagers with an average age of 14 by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh looked into not only their own sleeping patterns but also the sleeping patterns of their parents. The study found that children whose parents had sleep problems were more likely to have insomnia themselves, to be tired during the day and to use hypnotics (sedatives). Children of insomniac parents were also more likely to suffer from anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts/attempts.

You can read more about this research at


roz said...

I learnt teenagers problems here.We are very happy because we can save our sons & daughters from teenagers problems.


John Gale said...

Thanks for your comments Deepesh. Hope all goes well with your family.