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It’s probably not too hard to figure out why a lot of kids don’t do as well in school.

Alright, let’s see a show of hands from the parents who have kids that struggle getting started in the morning. You can’t see mine but trust me it’s up,  every morning I feel like I’m riding my son Tanner pestering him to get up. Well turns out a new Brown University study shows why kids are struggling.
The study shows that nearly one-third of American children don’t get enough sleep, which causes them to do poorly in school. UPI reports that high-schoolers should get between eight and 10 hours of sleep tonight, while the ideal range of kids for kids aged 6 to 12 is nine to 12 hours. If they fall short of these targets, the study notes that their odds increase of not being interested in learning new things, not doing all of their homework and not caring about doing well in school.

Among the main factors getting in the way of children’s sleep are “screen time and technology use,” says the study’s main author, who advises, “At least 30 minutes to an hour before bed, all screens need to be off or kids will have trouble falling asleep.”Those who don’t get enough sleep tend to struggle in school. High-schoolers should get at least eight hours of sleep per night, while younger kids should get at least nine.


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