Yes, research conducted in Norway, from the Union Health Research and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Bergen which states that there is a strong link between sleep disorders and personality disorders and emotional disorders.
The study was conducted to observe 32,662 pairs of mothers and children. This study was started when pregnant women were 17 weeks old until their children were 5 years old. At that vulnerable time, participants filled out a survey which was conducted three times.
Several questions were asked about the baby’s sleep time and quality which was measured by asking how many times the baby could wake up in the middle of the night and also provided information about the baby’s personality and emotions.
The results of the study found that six out of ten babies who slept 13 to 14 hours a day where two percent experienced sleep deprivation and slept under 10 hours in one night. Meanwhile, three percent were declared normal to wake up 3-4 times a week.
Researchers revealed that babies who wake up more than 3 times a night and also babies who don’t get enough sleep for 10 hours per day have the most common personality problems, including being more aggressive. Even other disorders he experienced were nervousness and depression which was associated with emotional disturbances.
Has your child slept at an age-appropriate time? Have you gotten used to bedtime at night? It is very difficult if you do not get used to implementing a schedule at the age of children. Especially now that your child is actively playing until late evening. Even though these habits are clearly disturbing, according to the research above, it will pose a risk of emotional disturbance.
Bad sleep quality habits will carry over to the age of children entering school, adolescents and even adults. Poor sleep quality causes children to lose concentration. Even now at one hospital in London an application is made to improve sleep quality for children.
The application made will provide suggestions so that it can overcome various complaints that may arise in children aged 0-16 years. Even the suggestions submitted will be personal in nature which give a message of consideration of user data.
So that the hope of the child being able to sleep with a normal range so that if the child’s reach is problematic, a special application to help have quality sleep will provide advice to parents.
This application will help parents, for example when they are five years old, wake up and analyze, provide information about the phenomenon of night terror or similar symptoms so that suggestions can wake the child for half an hour so that it can minimize waking the child In addition, sixteen year olds who have trouble sleeping are advised to exercise in the afternoon.
Therefore, now parents must realize the importance of maintaining the quality of your child’s sleep so that before the age of five is a period that must be maintained considering your child is still in mental development. In addition, children under five years of age must pay attention to their mental development because they are still very fragile so they have the habit of maintaining sleep quality and are willing to sleep alone.