Children’s getting a lack of sleep is apparently not a new thing. According to new studies published in the journal Pediatrics which looked at 32 sets of data regarding sleep recommendations and actual sleep time between the years 1897 to 2009, “on average, children actually slept 0.73 minute less every year”. The data concludes that throughout this time period, children have been getting around 37 minutes less than the recommended amount of sleep, which is between 10-11 hours for 5-12 year olds. It has been suggested in recent years that sleep patterns of children has shown that a lack of sleep can lead to obesity, lack of memory and aggressive behavior.
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