A good night's sleep important for Bronx students

Waking your kids up for school may be something both parents and children are dreading to do starting Monday. But did you know that getting your child's sleep pattern on track increases their chances of doing well in school?

As the summer vacation has come to an end, experts at the National Sleep Foundation say not getting enough sleep is linked to poor school performance and even behavioral problems.

To get your child's sleeping habits back on track, experts say you should have your child go to bed 15 to 30 minutes earlier each night and establish a bedtime and wake-up time.

Most parents say getting high school students to bed is far more difficult than smaller children. The National Sleep Foundation agrees. They say 40 percent of teenagers in the United States go to bed after 11 p.m. during school nights. Many of them get less than six and a half hours of sleep every night.

For more sleeping tips, click here.

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