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Students and Sleep

By Ross Brenneman — October 23, 2012 1 min read

“Impact of Sleep Extension and Restriction on Children’s Emotional Lability and Impulsivity”

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.

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A version of this article appeared in the October 24, 2012 edition of Education Week as Students and Sleep

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