Child labor in Victorian England was so extreme that the children during this era were over worked, pushed to the very edge for hours on end, and a usual effect was many forgot how to even function on their own from lack of sleep.
Before there was a law passed limiting the amount of hours children could work, they were forced to work their days away, leaving only enough time for a short nap before they had to return to work the next morning.
Kids were constantly abused and put into torturous work because there was nothing else to protect them from the cruelty of employers in the Victorian Era.
The work that these kids were putting in daily had a very big negative effect on their sleeping schedule and their ability to do basic tasks to stay alive. One of the common sleeping