Poor sleep plays a roll in bullying and other aggressive behaviors.

Children who bully their friends at school are twice as likely to be aggressive and suffer from sleep problems, a new study says.


Researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School in the US found that there was a two-fold higher risk for symptoms of sleepdisordered breathing, particularly daytime sleepiness among the students who bully or have conduct problems.

“What this study does is raise the possibility that poor sleep, from whatever cause, can indeed play into bullying or other aggressive behaviours — a major problem that many schools are trying to address,” said lead researcher Louise O’Brien .

“Our schools push the importance of healthy eating and exercise, but this study highlights that good sleep is just as essential to a healthy lifestyle.”

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Via Times of India