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 5Published in Print: October 24, 2012, as Students and Sleep