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Children & Young People’s Mental Health depend on their sleeping type.

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Sleep has beneficial effects on our health, emotions, memory, and academic potential. Inadequate sleep, however, can negatively affect our well-being, decision-making, and attention, all of which are necessary for success in school. Elementary school and early high school have been identified as critical periods for affecting and establishing healthy habits in children. Because of sleep’s vital impact on the health and performance of students, it is important to emphasize good bedtime habits in our homes, communities, and especially in our schools during this time.

As a society, we are sleeping less and less. One in four Canadians is sleep-deprived and 60–70% of Canadian students are often very sleepy during their morning classes. School-aged children are experiencing delayed bedtimes and nearly half of Canadian teens reported at least occasional problems falling or staying asleep.

Night time difficulties have become common and are hindering the ability of students to thrive in school. Twenty to forty percent of young children are estimated to have sleep problems and of approximately two million Canadians between the ages of 14 and 18 years, as many as 975,000 suffer from a serious lack of sleep. On top of that, almost 13% of teenagers are experiencing severe insomnia. Lost sleep on weeknights combined with unhealthy bedtime habits on weekends are triggering difficulties that manifest during the school week.

Reducing sleep may disrupt the ability of students to concentrate for long periods of time, and remember what they learn in class. According to a study, children with reduced sleep are more likely to struggle with verbal creativity, problem solving, inhibiting their behavior, and generally score lower on IQ tests according to current leading research.

The consequences on school performance are evident. Up to 24% of teenage students have reported that their grades dropped because of sleepiness. In addition, a study has shown that students who had grades of C, D, or E averaged 25 to 30 minutes less sleep per weeknight than their classmates who achieved A’s or B’s.

Sleep and health

Several physiological functions are strongly affected by insufficient sleep:

  • The regulation of the neurohormones leptin and ghrelin
  • The control of glucose level, increasing children’s risk of diabetes
  • The control of cardiovascular function

These are key risk factors for the development of obesity.

Sleep and Driving
reduced sleep impairs a teenager’s driving ability. Car crashes are more frequent in young drivers that sleep less than 7 hours a night compared to those that get more. teenagers are more at risk if they have poor sleep quality, daytime sleepiness, or drive late at night. This is a major issue with adolescents who are learning to drive, are regularly sleep-deprived, and are experimenting with alcohol.

Corona

64,399 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours in india and 43,379 people died

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New cases of corona are continuously increasing in India. A record 64,399 new cases have been recorded in the past day.

In the country 861 people have died due to corona. With this, the total number of corona infected in India has increased to 21 lakh 53 thousand 11, of which 6 lakh 28 thousand 747 are active cases.

The number of people recovering from covid 19 is 14 lakh 80 thousand 885. So far 43,379 people have died from Corona.

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