Sleep problems are sometimes confused with hyperactivity problems and attention problems in children. According to a recent study of 1,463 children aged 6-15 years in Taiwan, it was found that insomnia, circadian rhythm disturbances and inadvertent napping increased with age, whereas bed wetting, bruxism (grinding and clenching of the teeth) and night terrors reduced with age. It was also found that children with sleep problems were prone to be inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive and display oppositional behavior. These results suggest that there is a close relationship between sleep, behavior and attention problems in children and that the treatment of sleep problems may play an important role in eliminating attention and hyperactivity disorders in children. This focuses on the importance of parents, schools and community groups in managing activities and schedules, so that healthy sleep is made a priority for children.

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