Children and Sleep: Why Tired Brains Need to Hit the Hay

Tired kids aren’t just sleepy, their brains are suffering too. Dr. Dave and Erin Walsh describe the importance of sleep for learning, memory, and mood. Unfortunately, data shows us that there are a lot of tired kids out there:

Age:            Goal:         Actual:

Elementary  10-11 hrs    9.5
Pre-teens     9.5              8.0
Teens           9.5              7.5

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