Experts reveal the REAL reason you need to set early bedtimes for your kids

We all know we need to make sure our little ones need to get plenty of sleep, but how much of a difference does it really make?

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by Hayley Kadrou |
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Kids are always trying to fight against their bedtime, and as parents, sometimes it's hard not to give into an extra half an hour here and there.

But new research has revealed just how important a full night's sleep and a steady routine is.

A study published in the Journal of Sleep Research demonstrated that the earlier a child goes to bed, generally the stronger their academic performance.

Mari Hysing, a psychology specialist working on the study said:

"Our findings suggests that going to bed earlier, and encouraging similar bed and sleeping times during the week, are important for academic performance."

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The research analysed data from almost 8,000 teens in Norway, and concluded a strong link between sleep issues and poor academic performances.

They also considered into the findings the sociodemographic profiles of the students, and still concluded that poor or short sleep made for the highest odds of poor school performance.

Those who hit the hay between 10-11pm were shown to have the best grades.

"Academic performance is an important marker for future work affiliation and health.

"Future studies should investigate further how the association between sleep and school impacts upon future educational status and work affiliation," the researcher wrote.

Confused about what time to get your kids off to bed? Try our bedtime sleep calculatornow.

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