Research claims that this small tweak to your kid's sleeping schedule will yield amazing results! Find out more here
If you’re interested in doing everything in your power to ensure your children excel to the best of their academic abilities, research suggests a new and effective strategy for parents and kids to try out. While that doesn’t sound like the most exciting news for kids, there’s good news: all they have to do is catch a few extra z’s!
According to a study by researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in partnership with the Riverside School Board in Montreal, elementary and grade school aged children who tweaked the amount of time they slept–roughly 18 additional minutes per night–yielded higher grades at school.
The research team studied 74 different students between the ages of 7 and 11 for a total of six weeks. For each age group and grade, an age-appropriate curriculum was implemented to educate students on the importance of proper sleeping habits. For example, the youngest studied group, consisting of 1st and 2nd graders, were shown a cartoon that properly and effectively instilled the value of a good night’s rest.
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