Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within days > Health-in-Motion 06 October 2017 For children, a good night’s sleep is more important than you might think. For children, a good night’s sleep is more important than you might think. A recent study involving over 4,500 English kids between the ages of 9 and 10 found that the amount of sleep they got directly affected their health. According to the researchers, children of this age who sleep on average one hour less than the recommended ten hours per day are likely to have a greater body weight and fat mass, along with a higher risk for insulin resistance, elevated levels of blood glucose and type 2 diabetes. 0 More: Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within daysHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Parenting Can you get pregnant from pre-ejaculate fluid? Fitness 5 reasons why old-school aerobics is still the best workout Parenting What’s the best sex position to conceive a baby? Sex Can the Pill lower her sex drive? Your questions answered Lifestyle This is why you have to pee so often in the morning Lifestyle SEE: The science of smartphone addiction From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Fact or myth? » Clearing up the confusion around coconut oil Coconut – the 'fruit of life' Can coconut oil really help you lose weight? Experts dish on the high-cal weight-loss tactic. Sobering perks! » 5 tips to avoiding a hangover Can you really be allergic to alcohol? Is giving up booze for a month actually worth it? Many people commit to "Dry January" – but does it do your body any good?