A recent Harvard study has thrown light on how deep sleep could be linked with the onset of puberty in children. It is believed that deep sleep has a key role to play in dealing with the changes boys and girls face during their puberty. Though previous studies have claimed that there are some portions of brain which control puberty, the recent study has indicated that it’s actually deep sleep.
"This is particularly true for children who have been diagnosed with sleep disorders, but may also have more widespread implications as recent studies have found that most adolescents get less sleep than they require”, said Natalie Shaw, lead researcher from Harvard.
For the research, the team tracked pulses of luteinizing hormone (LH) secretion in context of various stages of sleep in children ages 9-15. It has further been explained that LH has a major role to play in ovulation in girls and testosterone production in males, thereby making it all the more clear that how important LH is for the crucial stage of puberty.
It has also been claimed that the theory stands true for those children who are battling with sleep disorders, thereby expanding the horizon of impacts of sleeping disorder.