Excessive sleepiness may be cause of learning, attention and school problems

Excessive sleepiness may be cause of learning, attention and school problems
Children who have learning, attention and behavior problems may be suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), even though clinical tests show them sleeping long enough at night. Researchers studied 508 children and found that those whose parents reported EDS — despite little indication of short sleep from clinical measurements — were more likely to experience learning, attention/hyperactivity and conduct problems than children without EDS. Obesity, symptoms of inattention, depression and anxiety, asthma were among the culprits.

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