Students and Sleep
"Impact of Sleep Extension and Restriction on Children's Emotional Lability and Impulsivity"
Getting less than half an hour of additional shut-eye can improve young children's alertness, suggests a new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Thirty-four children ages 7-11 received an extra hour of sleep for five days, or were deprived of an hour, and then were assessed on emotional stability.
While those given a sleep extension only ended up sleeping an average 27.36 minutes longer than normal, researchers discovered in them significant improvements in alertness and emotional regulation.
Vol. 32, Issue 09, Page 5