Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Kids and Sleep Deprivation

A new study performed in Australia (see link) compared data from two surveys of kids and sleeping habits, one survey from 1985 and one from 2004.

The results showed that the 2004 children were sleeping an average of about 1/2 an hour less per night than the kids back in 1985 - mainly due to later bed times.

A possible culprit might be the increasing incidence of kids having TVs and computers in their bedroom.

Sleep scientists claim that adolescents need 9.5 hours of sleep per night ( .. how much sleep is your teen getting?

Happy parenting and sweet dreams!


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