Do Cigarettes Have Long-lasting Effects on Children’s Sleep?

Borniger, Jeremy C, Don, Reuben F, Boyd, R Thomas, Nelson, Randy J (March 2018) Do Cigarettes Have Long-lasting Effects on Children’s Sleep? Frontiers for Young Minds, 6. ISSN 2296-6846

DOI: 10.3389/frym.2018.00007


Sleep is an important part of overall health and well-being. Without proper sleep, our thoughts get foggy, and we have trouble remembering things. On top of that, other parts of our bodies start to work less efficiently. For example, messed up sleep can cause changes in immune or metabolic systems that can promote disease or make certain diseases worse! Despite what we already know, not all the causes of sleep disruption are well understood. We all know now that smoking cigarettes is bad for your health, and a lot of evidence suggests that pregnant mothers who smoke cigarettes have children that have sleep problems. These problems may promote disease or interfere with life when the child grows up. Here, we will discuss three things: (1) How do we know what parts of the brain control sleep and how can we measure sleep in animals? (2) How do cigarettes alter the function of the brain and body? and (3) How can a smoking mother alter her child’s sleep all the way into adulthood?

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Date: 13 March 2018
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