Lack of sleep linked to more injuries in kids
Washington, Feb 22: Children who do not get adequate sleep are likely to sustain more injuries, according to a new study.
The researchers from University of Rochester School of Nursing conducted a survey involving nearly 300 mothers and their preschool children over the course of two-and-a-half years.
The study led by Christina Koulouglioti, Ph. D., R. N. from the University of Rochester School of Nursing found a direct negative relationship between childrenâ€™s sleep and injuries.
The findings revealed that the average number of injuries during the preschool years was two times higher for children who donâ€™t get enough sleep each day as described by their mothers and those getting an adequate of sleep sustained fewer injuries.
â€śThe results of our study have significant implications for the prevention of injuries,â€ť said Koulouglioti.
â€śThe findings provide additional support for the essential role of poor sleep as a risk factor for injuries among preschool children,â€ť she added.
This study is published in Public Health Nursing. (ANI)