Sleep needs to be one of your most important family values. A study published in the journal ‘Frontiers in Psychology’ suggests that this is because more parental sleep is related to more child sleep, which is connected with lowered chances of obesity in children. The effects of sleeplessness go beyond just being tired the next day. Studies show that moms, dads, and their children are likely to gain weight as they lose sleep. Restorative sleep is thought to help regulate our metabolism. Sleep is a protective factor that lowers the incidence of obesity. Children who don’t get enough sleep have a greater risk for being overweight than children who get seven hours of sleep every night.