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    Filed at 5:05 pm under by dcobranchi

    Kids may not be getting enough sleep, but this group of “experts” undercuts its credibility with stupid definitions.

    “Our new poll finds that many children are not sleeping enough and many experience sleep problems,” Richard L. Gelula, the foundation chief executive officer, said in a statement. “What is troublesome is that the problems start in infancy.”

    About 69 percent of the children in the households surveyed were said to experience sleep problems a few nights a week. Common problems included difficulty falling asleep, sleepwalking, snoring, resisting going to bed and breathing difficulties.

    Is there a kid alive who doesn’t want to stay up for five more minutes? No wonder we’re experiencing an “epidemic” of sleep problems.

    2 Responses to “THIS IS A PROBLEM?”

    Comment by
    Tim Haas
    March 31st, 2004
    at 5:38 pm

    We let the kids stay up as late as they want. Works pretty well — they do occasionally overdo it, but then they just take a daytime nap.

    I think the problem is endemic — electric light’s what’s done caused these here sleepin’ deficiencies for all of us.

    Comment by
    April 1st, 2004
    at 10:55 am

    I think it’a all culture. Think about it, kids at an early age are forced to wake up so we can shuffle toddlers off to day care. Then school-age kids are still forced to get up early and shuffled off to before care and then gschools.

    Gee, if they were at home where they belong, maybe their sleep paterns would be healthy, but you won’t hear that in these articles!