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Right now some new insight on children's sleep patterns a recent study suggests genetics play a key role in how long kids sleep at night.
While environment you know the sleeping environment is a major factor in the kinds of afternoon -- they take.
Doctor -- Radcliffe is a practicing physician and a new mom so let's start with your babies your baby sleeping at night -- -- -- yes absolutely but it took a lot -- after I read every single book I can get my hands on I tried every gimmick.
Tried every -- kill in order to get ready to go to sleep but the interesting thing this study found out and they did it in an interest -- way using twins.
They found out that -- that how much your child sleeps at night is is in large part determined by genetics.
-- -- -- -- They used twins because identical twins have identical tools as opposed to fraternal twins who are different genes.
So when they try to differentiate between genetic -- and environmental this is what they do so they found that.
Done that children the children that get a good night's sleep they it's most likely because of -- environmental effects.
OK but obviously the sleep is important I mean a lot of kids don't like to go to bed at night you know I've got teenagers they -- me wanna stay up forever.
But there are some clear health benefits from get a good night's sleep its axle.
Would not be able asleep while it's been associated with childhood obesity as well as -- for school performance.
And -- behavioral changes so it's not just a problem in adults that we EC.
A problem with children that things that we continue to prevent that aren't so if you if you put you -- your child down for you know on a night of sleep.
How do you know if if they're tossing and turning her coming up for -- you know waking you up and telling you they wanna glass -- water.
How do you know whether that's genetic or whether it's I don't know something they ate for dinner.
What I can't think he's seen more dependent -- and it genetics as wells environmental but as a parent.
You have to discern where it is -- attention seeking behavior in your -- -- -- reinforcing that.
They -- children cry -- they -- water at night.
But it's because you go in there he -- attention put the lie down and talk to -- -- things of that sort so it is difficult.
So once he determined that these are not actual needs they're not having a fever.
They haven't got that -- things like that.
It's more likely that this is a positive reinforcement I just I used to be so envious when when my kids were much younger about those it was envious of those parents who would say all I put my child on it.
-- -- 7 o'clock at night and he sleeps till 7 in the morning.
What it could be doing a good sleep hygiene is so what we call -- ruled to have discipline with the children.
Many people talk about sleep training where you allow the child to go to sleep can make sure all their need to net.
And you allowed to cried out and that's just depends.
-- and the talent and open I think is very important to some Penske -- you have to have good discipline.
In or did its best for your -- -- -- a regular bed time -- good -- for child definitely fit for children and adults doctor -- -- thank you thank you.
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