Home > Parenting > Child > News 09 January 2014 Why babies wake up during the night Many babies and young children struggle to sleep all night, which makes for tired parents. 0 iStock ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » 10 interesting Down syndrome facts Autistic savant 'reads minds' Many babies and young children struggle to sleep all night, which makes for tired parents. The University of Michigan Health System says potential risk factors for night waking include: Having had birth complications, including premature birth. Having a difficult temperament. Being breast-fed. Co-sleeping with parents. Feeding at night, because the toddler requires it or it's become a habit. Having family issues that involve stress or depression.Read More:Sleepless nights can lead to weight gainFind out why you feel so terrible after a sleepless night Copyright © 2016 HealthDay. All rights reserved. More in Parenting 10 interesting Down syndrome facts More: ChildNews advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win a R2 000 Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.