Half of U.S. Children Get Enough Sleep

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A new study presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2019 Nation Conference concluded that nearly half of children in the United States don’t get their recommended amount of sleep each night. It is suggested that children get around nine hours of sleep every night, and a lack of sleep can affect performance in school and have long-term health implications such as obesity. Experts have a list of tips for parents on how to improve their child’s sleep habits, such as no electronic devices between dinner and breakfast. Another tip would be to never use going to bed early as a punishment or staying up late as a reward. Learn more about how to help kids sleep better.

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