Sufficient Sleep As Important As A Healthy Breakfast for Best School Performance

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National Sleep Foundation and Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center Urge Parents to Include Enough Time for Sleep in New School Year Schedule


The start of the new school year can have a major impact on children of all ages, especially adolescents, who can lose as much as two hours of sleep on weeknights. This sleep deprivation can have many causes and serious consequences for children and adolescents alike. A good night's sleep is as important to children as a healthy breakfast for best school performance, says the National Sleep Foundation (NSF).

According to National Sleep Foundation, too many school-age children get less sleep than experts recommend

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