Likelihood of drug abuse shares a relationship with sound sleep in infancy in earlier yearsAccording to a surprising finding that was made by a University of Michigan Health System team, there is a noteworthy relationship between sleep problems in a child’s toddler years and the probability of him using alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs (marijuana, inhalants, cocaine, steroids, and other illicit drugs) early in their teen years. This was remarked by the involved team as part of a family health study that followed 257 boys and their parents for 10 years.

It was remarked that teens whose preschool sleep patterns were poor were more likely to use drugs, tobacco, or alcohol than their counterparts who enjoyed good sleeping behavior.

According to Wong, parents must give due care and attention to complaints raised by their children about overtiredness and insomnia. The need for a regular sleep schedule and discussions with a health care provider must be on the priority list of parents.