British scientists have conducted studies and have identified a connection between the length of the sleep patterns of children and their health. It turned out that at the age of 16 months, it is extremely important to sleep more than 10 hours a day. Lack of sleep can be a major cause of obesity in the future.
Research suggests that babies who sleep for 13 hours per day, time per day to eat 982 calories, while not sleeping enough - 1087 calories. Even such a small difference can lead to hormonal imbalance and disrupt the child's appetite.
Interestingly, the nervous system fat children less stable. Such children are often upset, and soothe them with the same food. In the end, the parents and their child are caught in a vicious circle.
Latest studies show that sleep deprivation increases the overall appetite in adults and children. Lack of sleep leads to more eating. Only balanced regimen of rest and sleep can ensure optimum health outcomes.
Doctors advise to track how many calories eaten in a day the child. Overeating can cause obesity in the very near future.