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Adequate sleep for children

HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) - Dr. John Clay has another good back-to-school suggestion. Make sure your kids get good sleep.

Sleep is vitally important as children are starting school. Behavior and concentration may be adversely affected by inadequate sleep.

Children age 5-12 generally need 10-11 hours of sleep, where kids ages 13-18 need 8-9 hours nightly.

Encourage a good routine of a consistent bedtime and awakening schedule, avoid caffeine and turn off any TVs or computers in the room during sleep time.

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  • John Clay, M.D.

    John Clay, M.D.

    Primary Health Group-Appomattox 930 South Avenue, Suite 11 Colonial Heights, VA 804-504-8025 (phone) 804-504-8026 (fax) http://phg-appomattox.com Education: Undergraduate: The CollegeMore >>
    Primary Health Group-Appomattox
    930 South Avenue, Suite 11
    Colonial Heights, VA
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