CTV News ran a story yesterday about how sleep can affect childhood development. The title of the article is, “CHEO working to address sleep loss and side effects.”

Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput (Junior Research Chair) briefly discussed some of the impacts on sleep quality. From the article:

Children five to ten years old need a minimum of ten hours of sleep per night for proper development, while teenagers need at least eight and a half.

“We know short sleepers eat more and move less as a result of tiredness and a lack of sleep,” said CHEO’s Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput.

“We know that watching TV, using a laptop, using cellphones before going to bed will impact your sleep quality.”

Click here to read the article in full.

Video footage of the interview is also available here.