According to a study, depression, anxiety, impulsive behavior and poor cognitive performance in children are related to their sleep duration and quality. According to the study, inadequate sleep is also associated with changes in children's brain structure. Researchers at the University of Warwick, UK, said that good sleep helps in reintegration of the nerves of the brain and is considered particularly important for children whose brain is developing rapidly. In this study, researchers examined the brain structure of 11,000 children aged between nine and 11 and compared it to data related to their sleep duration.
Researchers found that children who sleep less often have depression, anxiety, Impulsive behavior and poor cognitive performance were observed. The study observed that the size of parts of the brain of children who sleep less decreases. These are the parts which are connected with memory, hearing ability, decision making ability etc. It was found that getting enough sleep is very important for both knowledge and mental health of children. The study is published in the journal 'Molecular Psychiatry'.