In a study published by the Academic Pediatric Association, researchers found that children with autism were two times more likely to be overweight and five times more likely to be obese than typically developing children.
School should be a tool for growth and success, but school schedules are out of sync with sleep schedules, with negative consequences. During puberty, the body’s circadian rhythm naturally shifts back a couple of hours.
We all know that sleep is good for us. But not just because resting gives us the energy to face the next day's demands. Many studies have established that not getting enough sleep regularly is highly correlated to a variety of mental and physical health problems.