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Indian Kids Sleeping Less

The Times of India, Posted: Jun 14, 2008

NEW DELHI -- Indian kids are sleeping less than their Caucasian counterparts. That's the finding of a new study on sleep patterns from the University of Philadelphia, reports The Times of India. The study found that Indian children had later bedtimes, were more likely to share rooms, and accrued less overall sleep, up to two hours less, than their Caucasian counterparts. Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, sleep medicine expert at Max Hospital in New Delhi, said that the Indian children's growth was suffering because growth hormones are typically released by the pituitary gland while sleeping. The homework load and late night television were identified as the major culprits with few Indian families going to bed by 10 pm. The study focused on 3,892 children from India, 4,505 from the US, 1,073 from Australia as well as other Asian countries.

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