Early to Bed, Earlier to Graduate?
In 2001, the National Institutes of Heath unveiled a campaign to encourage children ages 7 to 11 to get nine hours of sleep. The campaign was a result of studies that had shown that children who obtain nine hours of sleep perform better in school, experience more positive moods, suffer fewer accidents and are less likely to become obese. Sleep-deprived children often act hyperactive, leading to a misdiagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Source: The Associated Press Nov. 11, 2001.
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