Sleep Deprivation Of Kids That Parents Need To Know About
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WOW >> “Children are averaging an hour less sleep compared to 30 years go. And they're definitely getting less than what sleep experts recommend. … Research has shown startling impacts on academic performance when children are lacking sleep, as well. It seems the prefrontal cortex is especially impacted by tiredness, and this is exactly the part of the brain that is required for complex thought, reasoning and much of classroom learning.
In fact, recent sleep research indicates a one hour difference in sleep results in a performance gap of two full grades! In other words, a tired sixth grade pupil performs like he is in grade 4.”
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