Children Need More Sleep To Perform Better In School

September 02, 2013

Sleep experts are cautioning Arizona parents that, for kids to keep their grades up, they must get the most from their sleep each night. Valley Sleep Center Co-Founder Lori Leadly said sleep is important at any age, but middle-and high-schoolers need to learn how to get a restful sleep.

“Adolescents have the biggest struggle because their bodies want to stay up later and sleep in,” Leadly said. “With the early school start times, it’s even more important that we teach our teenagers to develop discipline.”

Leadly notes that data shows teens need nine to 10 hours of sleep, and school-aged children need 10 to 11 hours for their minds to be their most receptive to learning in the classroom. 

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