World Sleep Day 2019: 4 ways parents can help kids, teens get better night’s sleep

Friday, March 15 marks World Sleep Day 2019, held each year to celebrate sleep and raise awareness of how important it is for good health. With increasing concern that children and teenagers are not getting enough sleep, which can impact both physical and mental health as well as academic performance, here we round up expert advice and research on how parents can encourage kids to get more shut-eye. Be strict about bedtime A 2017 Canadian study found that parents who set rules about bedtime can help their children get more shut-eye. After looking at 1,622 parents with at least one child under the age of 18 years old, the researchers found that children of parents who were stric...

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