Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > 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: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Diet and nutrition Is canned or frozen produce bad for me? News Hand hygiene – how clean are your hands really? Parenting Could same-sex couples have babies with shared DNA? Study hints it's possible Medical Add asthma to list of possible causes of childhood obesity Medical Feeling down during spring? Blame your seasonal allergies News UP student wakes up from 11 week coma: ‘We’ve been surprised by how strong she is’ From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Gut health » Can't lose weight? Blame it on your gut Our nutrition experts weigh in on why gut health is such an important factor in weight loss, on World Obesity Day. Sleep better » Yes, there is such a thing as too much sleep A new study confirms that too little sleep can impair your brain, but interestingly, too much sleep is also a problem.