Lack of sleep is something that plagues people everywhere. Almost everyone you talk to will complain about feeling tired. Not getting a good night’s sleep, or struggling to get to sleep, can be a real pain. There is a medical condition for struggling with sleep, it’s called insomnia. People who suffer from insomnia spend their nights staring at the ceiling, unable to sleep. No matter how many sheep they count, they can’t get to sleep. Until eventually their eyes shut and then within a couple of hours their alarm goes up. So they have to start the day with very little rest, which can lead to problems.
The infancy is the time period when a good sleep is thought to be the most health giving activity and if it is not taken properly than it can bring many health problems. A study has shown that the lack of sleep or less sleep in young children especially infants brings a significantly higher risk of becoming obese later in life.
The report of this study has got published in Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a JAMA/Archives journal. Obesity has nowadays become a major health problem faced by majority of countries worldwide.