When it comes to health, childhood experiences follow us throughout our adult lives until the end of time. We’ve long known that early eating and exercise habits not only inform, but also directly determine grown-up risks for obesity, diabetes and even mental fitness. Now researchers have found a more nuanced connection between childhood trauma and adult sleep problems. It makes intuitive sense that encountering danger as a kid would lead to future sleepless nights, but the connection is remarkably robust—each instance of abuse or neglect means a 10 percent increase in sleep issues. Have you experienced this connection or seen it in those close to you? Any home remedies you can share? Let us know in the comments.
Childhood Maltreatment Linked to Adult Sleep Problems
December 17, 2016