What else is new, right? But new research done in Australia shows just how extreme the numbers are. Of the over 300 kids studied, over 80% did not get the recommended amount of sleep, and they were under that time by an average of 37 minutes. Another interesting statistic the research found was that the average sleep time of people has gone down by just under a minute every year, so that on average we get over an hour less of sleep per night than we did 100 years ago. Sleep is very important, especially for the growth of our kids. Research is still being done to determine how lack of sleep affects kids, but it is plain to see kids with enough rest are more attentive and better able to focus in school.
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