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Back to School, Back on a Sleep Schedule

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But before the first school bell rings, a parent may want to look at getting their kids back on a school sleep schedule and the sooner the better. But before the first school bell rings, a parent may want to look at getting their kids back on a school sleep schedule and the sooner the better.

Kids may be dreading it and parents may be welcoming it, but either way, you say it you can deny that it's almost back to school time. 

But before the first school bell rings, a parent may want to look at getting their kids back on a school sleep schedule and the sooner the better. Over a week or two, kids may need to slowly move their bedtime up to where it will be during the school year, plus parents also should start getting them up earlier so they get used to waking up to get ready for school. But to help make sure your kids are getting the best quality sleep at night, there are things that parents need to check fire. 

“First of all, you want to make sure the bedroom is a proper environment for them to sleep in. It should be an appropriate temperature for them, electronics need to be removed from the room. Whether that's the T.V. that is on all night or their cellphones, which is a very common problem that leads to frequent awakenings during the night even if they don’t realize it,” said Dr. Jason Hageman, Mercy Health-St. Rita's.

Dr. Hageman says that younger kids could require around 10 hours of sleep a night and older students between 8 and 10 hours for the best optimal results. 

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