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Sleep-deprived preschoolers crave more calories

By BabySleepAdmin 8 years ago

Three- and four-year-old children who did not nap ate about 20% more calories, and at least 25% more sugar and carbohydrates than usual. After they were allowed to sleep as much as they needed to “recover” from the day without a nap, they went back to eating the amount of sugar and carbohydrates as they did before sleep deprivation but still took in over 10% more calories and over 20% more fat than usual.

Read the full story about the research article at the University of Colorado Boulder News