Study shows active kids are better sleepers

July 23, 2009 4:57:13 PM PDT
New research shows the impact play has on the sleep patterns of children.

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The study looked at the daily activities of hundreds of 7-year-olds.

Those with the most activities fell asleep the quickest.

On the flipside, the more sedentary the activity, the longer it took for the children to fall asleep, and kids who took longer to fall asleep, slept for shorter periods of time.

The study is in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.

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