Sleep deprivation linked to bullying

Children need more of REM and Delta wave sleep than adults. A University of Michigan study revealed that there’s a link between bullying and sleep deprivation in elementary-age children. Bullies were twice as likely to suffer from sleep disorders or daytime sleepiness. However their behavior improved after a full night’s rest.

San Antonio – A new study conducted at the University of Michigan has linked bullying in elementary-age children to sleep deprivation. The study found that elementary school bullies surveyed were twice as likely to suffer from sleep deprivation — be

In adults lack of sleep hampers decision making skills whereas kids would lack judgement to emotionally control their behavior. This discovery of the connection between bullying and sleep deprivation is a step in the right direction. There’s more to bullying than lack of sleep but at least one piece of the puzzle has been found !

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