The campaign will be accompanied by a research on the sleeping habits of young students through the use of questionati anonymous. “This year, we are also proposing an educational path, through meetings with children, teachers and parents to understand that sleep is important and should not be considered lost time. Realize also of the webinar to be present in multiple schools at the same time”. To enter the competition, children will create a work group or individual in the form of a video clip, photo story, the artistic works of various kinds on the topic of sleep disorders. On the site of the ministry there are all the documents and regulations in order to participate. To submit jobs there is time until February 15, 2020.
lack of concentration and hyperactivity, little Sleep, and evil does not only mean to have more sleep in the morning and arrive in class and less attentive. In the long run, the lack of sleep has consequences rather series on children and teens. “If you don't sleep enough, " explains Pierluigi Innocenti , a neurologist and founder of the Italian Scientific Association for Research and Education in Sleep Medicine (Assirem) - the day after there is a deficit of concentration, memory and attention, which adversely affects educational performance. In addition, while an adult tends to be sleepy in the kids deprived of sleep, the opposite happens and they become hyperactive with the risk of developing the syndrome have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder”. In fact, it is only during sleep that is produced growth hormone (Growth Hormone-GH), which is fundamental for the harmonious development of the child. Children with deprivation of sleep, in addition, they develop most frequently psychiatric disorders (anxiety, autism, depression).
sleep Disorders and overweight
children who sleep little also have a higher risk of developing metabolic disorders such as diabetes and obesity . “ The sleep continues, the Innocent - is one of the causes of the explosion of obesity in the industrialized countries. While we sleep we produce a hormone, leptin, which gives us the sense of satiety. If we do not sleep enough is the product of a hormone, ghrelin, that increases the sense of hunger and the preference of the foods rich in sugar, thus promoting obesity.”
Teenagers are always connected
And if as long as they are children of 7-8 years, the war to send them to bed regards the cartoons, when they grow up, the struggle becomes more difficult because you have to remove them from the Play Station and from the various devices that connect them to social networks. “This is a huge problem especially for teenagers,” warns the Innocent who adds: “We have consistently jet-lagged social often going to sleep at 3 in the morning and trying to recover from waking up later, especially in the week-end, but this collapses the circadian rhythm and it is as if they were always in conditions of jet lag”.
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