Study: Lack of Sleep Could Be Factor in Bullying

A study conducted by researchers from the University of Michigan Medical School found that children with behavioral problems at school were twice as likely to have sleep-disordered breathing problems or daytime sleepiness as other children.

The study raises the possibility that poor sleep can attribute to bullying or aggressive behaviors, HealthDay reports. Besides snoring and sleep apnea, researchers concluded that daytime sleepiness could also be caused by a disorganized home environment or technology such as televisions, cell phones or computers.

The study urges parents to allow preschoolers to sleep 11 to 13 hours a night, and school-aged children to sleep 10 to 11 hours.

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