Tuesday, July 9 2013, 12:12 PM MDT
Bed Times Tied to Test Performance
(KUTV) Consistent bedtimes for kids may be linked to better performance on intellectual tests.
Researchers looked at information about bedtimes and standardized test scores for more than 11,000 children who were part of a nationally representative study of children in the United Kingdom. The study included children ages 3, 5 and 7.
Researchers noted that going to bed late didn’t affect a child’s development, but irregular bedtimes were linked to poorer developmental scores.
Researchers caution the study only draws a correlation and is not proof that irregular sleep is a direct driver of lower test scores.
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