Your Child's Bedtime Affects His Brainpower
||Wed, 07-10-2013 - 10:12am
oing to bed at different times every night appears to reduce children's brainpower, a new British study suggests.
The research included 11,000 children in the United Kingdom whose family routines, including bedtimes, were recorded when they were aged 3, 5 and 7. At age 7, the children were given tests to assess their math and reading skills and spatial awareness.
Irregular bedtimes were most common at age 3, when around one in five children went to bed at varying times. By the age of 7, more than half the children went to bed regularly between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Does your child go to bed at the same time each night?