Thursday, April 09, 2009

Childhood sleep problems and adolescent abilities

A study of 1,037 children by researchers at the University of London has found that sleep problems during childhood can affect mental performance during adolescence. Parents assessed their children's sleep problems at five, seven and nine and the children's mental abilities were tested at 13. Persistent sleep problems in childhood predicted poorer performance in the tests in early adolescence.

You can find out more about this research at

1 comment:

Todd said...

The folks over at live forever at also said that lost sleep accumulates and can effect health problems later on down the road. Correct it now! Good to know. Thanks guys!