Sleeping longer hours reduces the chances of being obese

children sleeping for longer hours According to a latest study, children who do not get sufficient amount of sleep are most likely to become obese. Researchers here in US examined children of ages nine to twelve and found that children who slept less than 9 hours a night were more likely to gain weight as compared to the children who slept more during the night (Via The Scotsman).

Researchers at Michigan University believe that children who slept for longer hours during the night may be more energetic and have more chances of going outdoors and play, rather than watching TV.

The study recommended that every extra hour per night a nine-year-old spends sleeping reduces the child's likelihood of being obese three years later by 40 per cent.


Written by Brad

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