A pediatric sleep expert suggests health concerns, such as depression, can be set off by poor sleep routines during the summer, according to the Independent.

Allowing children to bypass their bedtime and stay up late this summer could have a terrible impact on their mental health, according to an Irish expert.

Paediatric sleep expert Lucy Wolfe suggests that serious health concerns including depression and self-harm could be set off by poor sleep routines during the summer holidays.

Speaking to The Irish Daily Star, Wolfe suggested that disturbed and fragmented sleep could also be a catalyst for obesity, diabetes, and learning problems.

“Now that the summer holiday is upon us, the inclination to allow bedtimes to start later and to have a more relaxed attitude for sleep is appropriate, but not at the expense of the child getting less than what is advised.

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