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Getting back in the groove after school breaks

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Kids typically need anywhere from nine to eleven hours of sleep a night, and when they start and finish school tends to dictate that schedule. Kids typically need anywhere from nine to eleven hours of sleep a night, and when they start and finish school tends to dictate that schedule.

The end of winter break is approaching and sometimes it can be hard to get your kids back on the right sleeping schedule.

Kids typically need anywhere from nine to eleven hours of sleep a night, and when they start and finish school tends to dictate that schedule. To get kids back in the school sleep routine, St. Rita's Sleep Technologist Sara DuGranrut says that parents should move their current bedtime up by 15 minutes until the kids are going down at the right time. The environment of their room can also affect how quickly kids fall asleep.

"To settle kids down, actually you should be persistent on a bedtime schedule to keep their bodies in regulation. Lots of times a cool, quiet bedroom is the best, avoid caffeine" says DuGranrut.

DuGranrut also says that avoiding screens before bed is key as well, as they can stimulate the brain. Kids who are not on a regulated schedule can often be moody and irritable, and it can affect their grade.

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