Children’s lack of sleep is ‘hidden health crisis’, experts say

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Children’s lack of sleep is ‘hidden health crisis’, experts say

NHS statistics for England show sleep disorder admissions for under-16s was almost 10,000 last year
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Thousands of children and teenagers face a mounting sleeplessness crisis, with the number of admissions to hospital of young people with sleep disorders rising sharply in six years, the Guardian can reveal.

Experts have described the problem as a hidden public health disaster, putting the surge down to a combination of exploding obesity levels, excessive use of social media before bedtime and a mental health crisis engulfing young people.

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