Kids, Sleep and Their Weight

Your Health Minute

Regular sleep patterns help kids control their weight.

In Your Health Minute,

Good sleep habits may help kids become slimmer teens.

That’s according to a new study from Penn State University.

Researchers surveyed the parents of over two thousand children.

They found kids who had no bedtime routine by age 9 had a higher BMI when they were 15 than those with regular bedtimes.

Experts say consistent bedtimes for kids are important even if they don’t fall asleep right away.

 

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