Source: Science Daily

New research has reconfirmed that children who get enough sleep for their age group are more likely to develop properly than those who don’t get enough hours of sleep.

Researchers at the University of British Columbia found that children who are not consistently getting enough sleep are performing more poorly in school than their peers. The study involved an analysis of data pertaining to more than 16 countries across 44 different studies and nearly 300,000 children of various age groups.

Researchers recommend that children ages 1 to 2 get up to 14 hours of sleep; children between 3 to 5 years old get up to 14 hours of sleep; and children ages 6 to 12 get up to 12 hours of sleep. Beyond that, minors should be getting between 8 and 10 hours of sleep every night.

The study also found that certain routines helped children fall asleep faster, including set dinner times and having limited screen time before bed.

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