Kids Need to Start Adjusting to School Sleep Schedule
With the beginning of August, it's time to start thinking about back to school plans. Pediatricians say the first thing you should start planning for now is your child's sleep schedule.
Most kids enjoy the relaxed rules of summer. But with school coming in a couple of weeks, doctors say it's time to start getting kids into bed earlier.
The days of staying up until midnight playing video games are coming to an end. it's time to start adjusting your child's bedtime back by 15 to 30 minutes every night until they're back into their normal routine.
Over the summer, doctors came out with new sleep recommendations based on new research. According to WILX-TV 10, they now say elementary school kids should get 9 to 12 hours of sleep a night. High school students need 8 to 10 hours, with most needing about 9 and a half.