Monday, October 14 2013, 08:15 PM MDT
Regular Child Bed Times
(KUTV) A new study finds bad sleep habits could cause bad behavior in young children.
The study shows children who do not have regular bedtimes during the school week are more likely to have behavioral problems by age 7.
Researchers say going to bed at varying times disrupts a child's developing brain and natural sleep cycles.
Doctors recommend children get ten to twelve hours of sleep a night.
The behavior of the children in the study got worse the longer they went without a regular bedtime, but children who switched to a more normal sleeping schedule saw clear improvements in their behavior.
Health experts say one sleep tip for both children and adults is no computers, televisions or mobile devices an hour before bed.
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