Parental Sleep Problems Expose Children to Risks
Sleep problems in children present multiple health risks for the child. Parents with sleep problems are more likely to have children with sleep problems.
Study Title:Insomnia In Parents Can Result In Sleep Problems, Suicidal Behavior Among Their Offspring
From press release:
A history of chronic insomnia in parents is not only associated with elevated risk for insomnia but also with elevated risks for use of hypnotics, psychopathology and suicidal behavior in adolescent offspring, according to a research abstract that will be presented on June 12 at SLEEP 2008, the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS).
The study, authored by Xianchen Liu, MD, PhD, of the University of Pittsburgh, focused on 798 teenagers (450 boys and 348 girls), with an average age of 14.4 years, who completed a sleep and health questionnaire.
Xianchen Liu Insomnia In Parents Can Result In Sleep Problems, Suicidal Behavior Among Their Offspring the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS). 2008 June
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