Sleep IQ - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/23/06

Sleep IQ

Just in time for the start of school, new evidence linking learning problems in the classroom to sleeping trouble at home.

The study by Johns Hopkins finds kids with the sleep disorder called Obstructive Sleep Apnea had significantly lower scores on IQ, memory and language skills tests compared to youngsters without the sleep disorder.

More study is needed, but researchers say if your child is having trouble in school maybe you should study their sleep habits at home for some insight because that kind of trouble could signal a change in a child's learning potential. 

"It may well be that some people who are thought to have ADD or learning disabilities have more importantly a sleep disorder," said Dr. Eric Saslow, a Pediatric Neurologist.

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