What Happens When My Child or Teen Doesn’t Get Enough Sleep?

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Date:
Monday, March 3, 2014

sleep, and eating dinner together helped kids maintain a healthy weight [6].

Sleep is in large part under our control—reducing pressures on our limited time can help prioritize time for sleep and improve health and wellness.

Citations:

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