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Study Confirms Importance of Children's Sleep
October 29, 2012

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A new study confirms the importance of getting a decent amount of sleep, especially for children.

The study, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and published in the journal Pediatrics, found that children lacking a decent amount of sleep will struggle more with emotions and thought processes than children who got a good night's sleep, which the National Sleep Foundation says is at least 10 hours a night for children ages 5–12.

In the study, psychologists ensured that a select group of children ages 7–11 got one fewer hour of sleep a night for five consecutive nights. The psychologists found that the students who got less sleep were more easily frustrated and distracted. The study compared these results with a similar five-day period both before and after the trial period, with the children getting 10 hours of sleep a night during those "normal" periods. The students getting more sleep were less prone to exhibiting behavioral problems.

The study echoed similar results of a previous study that found that children who lacked sleep were more likely to be hyperactive.

The authors of the study also drew a line from the children's lack of sleep to a pattern of learned behavior, as an overall trend of adults' suffering from lack of sleep and the sometimes associated ill effects with that.

 

 

 

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