Could poor sleep turn your child to drink and drugs?

 
Children who sleep badly are more likely to take drugs and binge drink when they grow up, according to a study.

Poor sleeping patterns in youth could also lead to drink driving, smoking and blackouts, researchers claim.
They found that children who had trouble sleeping between the ages of three and five were more likely to sleep badly between the ages of 11 and 17.

Sleeping problems when you are young can lead to problems with drugs, a new survey has found

Sleeping problems when you are young can lead to problems with drugs, a new study has found
This in turn was linked to higher drug use between the ages of 18 and 21, the study of 386 teenagers found.

Maria Wong, professor of psychology at Idaho State University, said: 'Over-tiredness and having trouble sleeping predicted onset of alcohol, cigarette, and illicit drug use among boys and onset of alcohol use only among girls.'

She said poor sleeping 'directly predicted the presence of binge drinking, blackouts, driving after drinking alcohol, and the number of lifetime alcohol problems in young adulthood'.

Tim Roehrs, director of research at the Sleep Disorders and Research Center in Detroit, said the study showed children were as likely to suffer from sleeping problems as adults
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He added: 'The bottom line is, sleep is important.'

The study was published in journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.


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