Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New study shows enforcing kids' bedtimes improves children's health

Children who do not get enough sleep "can have behavioral and emotional problems and cognitive developmental issues," according to a September 14 article, "Enforcing bedtimes improves kids' health" on CNN.com.

Based on a study by Jodi Mindell, which appeared in the May edition of the journal Sleep, bedtime routines, the article continued, including a bath, cuddling, or singing, help "infants to sleep better through the night and improve sleep issues for children."

>> Read the full-length article about sleep and children's health on the CNN website

>> Read more about the connection between bedtime and adult health in Hey...Are you still awake? by ACHS graduate Maureen Jeanson

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