Irregular Bedtimes to Blame

1/20/2014 8:04:15 PM
Irregular Bedtimes to Blame - KidTrail Pick
Getting children to bed on time can be a struggle at times.  But, the effects of regular bedtimes is actually very good for their health.  According to researchers reporting in the journal Pediatrics, kids with irregular bedtimes have a higher risk of behavior problems.  The study included kids as young as toddlers.  According to the study, irregular bedtimes are similar to the effects of jet lag for children.  Going to sleep at different times can result in sleep deprivation resulting in lower scores on tests that measured their ability to problem solve, higher rates of hyperactivity, emotional difficulties and problems dealing with peers.  Disrupted sleep during key developmental times could have lifetime impact on health.  

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