Adequate sleep is essential for good mental health in children and adolescents. Lack of sleep can affect the mental health of children and adolescents. This has been found in a new study conducted in Australia.
Research from the University of South Australia has confirmed that there is a link between sleep and mental health, but medical experts generally ignore it.
The researchers said the findings suggest that parents and medical professionals should be aware of the link between sleep and mental health, especially when children reach adolescence.
“Good sleep is very important for all of us, it helps us improve our physical and mental health,” he said. A good night’s sleep boosts our immune system and makes it easier for us to carry out our daily activities.
“But sleep is very important for young people because it is an age when they are undergoing many physical, social, and other changes, all of which depend on adequate sleep,” he added.
According to researchers, research shows that young people should ensure at least 8 hours of sleep every night, without which they will not be able to cope with social stress or other stressors and suffer from diseases such as anxiety and depression. The risk will increase.
Researchers say that if the duration of sleep on a daily basis is less than 6 hours, the possibility of dangerous behaviors in young people may increase. Research has shown that a number of factors affect the sleep of children and adolescents, and technology is one of them.
According to research, children and young people spend a lot of time on devices and sleep late at night, which affects sleep, excessive use of technology also causes mental health problems.
The researchers said that the technology not only causes mental restlessness and wakefulness, but the blue light emitted from the devices affects the production of the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin.