Violence affects children’s sleep, according to medicine’s James Spilsbury

Violence takes a toll on children’s sleep

HealthDay News: Children who are victims of violence sleep fewer hours and have more disruptions in their sleep, according to a recent study led by School of Medicine Assistant Professor James Spilsbury. “Violence permeates our society, and this work is showing that experiencing even a single violent event as a victim or as a witness may influence sleep behavior in different ways, which, in turn, may negatively affect a child’s health and functioning,” he said.