Sleep deprivation can affect a child's mood, behaviour and academic performance, writes Paula Goodyer.
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Sleep deprivation can affect a child’s mood, behaviour and academic performance, writes Paula Goodyer.
What’s the difference between a child who’s overtired and one with a behaviour disorder? Not a lot, says sleep specialist Dr Chris Seton, recalling a US experiment in which 50 children with ADHD were put together in a hall with 50 sleep deprived children – and sleep physicians and ADHD experts were asked to tell them apart. To read more please click here!