A new study suggests that newborns who get more sleep and wake up less throughout the night are at lower risk of being overweight.
Scientists have long suggested that getting enough sleep at night is vital to staying healthy. Few studies, however, highlight the necessity of sufficient sleep during the first months of life. New research from investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and collaborators suggests that newborns who sleep longer and wake up less throughout the night are less likely to be overweight in infancy. Their results are published in Sleep.
Release date: 22 October 2021
Source: Brigham and Women’s Hospital