Few parents will be unaware of the increasing concern about children’s mental health. A delicate topic that was rarely if ever mentioned in the past now commands government and media attention. Tragic, high-profile stories of children driven to self-harm, or to take their own lives because of bullying and the daily pressures they face are all too common.
Sleep deprivation and sleep disorders are dangerous, costly, and impact our health and overall well-being. New research puts forth sleep as a major public health concern, and shows that the effects of a good night's sleep are as beneficial for our happiness and well-being as winning the lottery might be.