A new study shows that kids who don’t get enough sleep don’t do as well in school. This research was done by Dr. Gahan Fallone from the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, Missouri and published in the journal ‘Sleep’.
The study involved 74 kids from 6 – 12 years old and showed that when kids stayed up late and didn’t get enough sleep they did not do as well in school.
One weeks the kids in the study got a normal amount of sleep (8 – 10 hours)and the next week they only got 6.5 to 8 hours. Their teachers rated how well they did in school without knowing which kids were getting enough sleep and which weren’t.
Sleep is very important for health – not just for kids but for adults too! Many people act like they think getting an adequate amount of sleep is just a luxury or being lazy and that they are somehow ‘tougher’ because they don’t get enough sleep. That kind of attitude bugs me to death! What about you?
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