For Clair Lyons, getting her son to sleep — and stopping him from waking up at the crack of dawn — has never been easy. The family is not alone in their quest for better sleep. Thousands of children and teenagers in England are visiting hospital for sleep disorders, with admissions for conditions such as insomnia almost doubling in seven years. Data from NHS Digital, the national information and technology partner to the health and social care system in England, shows that admissions with a primary diagnosis of sleep disorder among those aged under 16 has risen from 6, in to 11, last year. He finds it hard to calm down. Even as a child he would fidget a lot and then fall asleep. Lyons puts the rise in sleep problems among children and teenagers down to social media and phone use at bedtime. Lots of parents are not strict with usage of games and iPads and phones. The only thing Lyons says has helped with her own son is a new blanket which she says is like being in a ball of cotton wool. Graph: child sleeping disorder hospital admissions And help is not always easy to get on the NHS because of high demand and limited capacity.
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Thousands of children and teenagers in England are being admitted to hospital for sleep disorders, with admissions for conditions such as insomnia almost doubling in seven years. Experts have described the situation as a hidden public health problem, putting it down to rising obesity levels, excessive use of social media before bedtime and a mental health crisis engulfing young people.
The Guardian analysed data from NHS Digital, the national information and technology partner to the health and social care system in England, which revealed that hospital admissions for unders with a primary diagnosis of sleep disorder rose from 6, in to 9, in and 11, in By comparison, sleep disorder admissions for all ages rose only slightly between and , from 29, to 30, It is commonly recognised that there is a problem around childhood obesity in the UK.
Some research suggests the light from screens can suppress the sleep hormone melatonin, she said. The NHS data is for sleep conditions that were severe enough to warrant admission to hospital. Most of the admissions were for sleep apnoea , a serious disorder that occurs when breathing is interrupted at night. Obstructive sleep apnoea, the main affliction of sleep apnoea, is a potentially serious disorder that causes breathing to repeatedly stop during sleep. It happens when the throat muscles intermittently relax and block the airway. If obstructive sleep apnoea is not treated, it can increase the risk of developing high blood pressure, a stroke or heart attack.
Sleep apnoea has many different possible causes. In adults, the most common cause of obstructive sleep apnoea is excess weight and obesity. Gurney said research shows not sleeping well also creates an imbalance in our hunger hormones, ghrelin and leptin.
So it becomes a vicious cycle. Rachael Taylor, the founder of the Sleep Sanctuary, said the rise in admissions could be because of a range of factors, including the explosion and reliance on personal technology by teenagers and younger children. Earlier this year, a Childwise survey found that more than half of children say they sleep with their mobile phone beside their bed. The Guardian has previously reported on the lengths parents go to to help their children sleep, including giving them melatonin.
Produced naturally by the body in dark environments to help sleep preparations, melatonin has been authorised for use by people aged over It has been hailed as a less addictive alternative to insomnia drug treatments. Topics Children. Reuse this content. Most popular.