Sleep Deprivation (SD) has only recently been shown to negatively impact childhood brain development; SD is closely associated with rising prevalence of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Malocclusion (crowded teeth/underdeveloped jaws) is a common finding amongst children diagnosed with SD. A rarity in pre-Industrial skeletal and fossilized specimens, malocclusion is now highly prevalent in Westernized cultures and often considered to be a lifestyle(non-communicable) condition closely related dietary issues in childhood. It is proposed that ancestral-type infant/childhood feeding regimens are essential for optimum development of jaws, teeth and face, and thus, could hypothetically provide protection against developing malocclusion, SD and/or ADD.
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