You work a long 8-hour day, pick up the kids from school, take them to activities, and arrive at home after dark. The easiest way to fuel the family is the fast-food drive-thru or quick, frozen meals. Did you know late night eating can quickly turn into unhealthy habits not only for you but for your kids?
A growing body of scientific literature is highlighting the negative effects of inadequate sleep. A survey carried out in Japan concluded that "shortened nocturnal sleep is a growing social phenomenon in industrialized countries.” Another study published in the Sleep Journal states: “It is widely recognized that sleep is important for children's health and well-being and that short sleep duration is associated with a wide range of negative health outcomes.” Both studies agree that that lack of healthy sleep is associated with negative physical, emotional as well as cognitive outcomes.