Latest findings in the ongoing debate about catch-up sleep show it could be protective against obesity for older children and teens.

Older children and teenagers may have a higher risk of obesity if they consistently don’t get enough sleep, according to recent Michigan Medicine research.

The study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, found the highest levels of obesity in adolescents who weren’t sleeping enough night after night, even more so than those so-called “yo-yo” sleepers who sometimes logged enough shut-eye, but sometimes fell short.


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