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Adequate sleep for children

APPOMATTOX, VA (WWBT) -

As the new school year begins we discuss one of the most important aspects of a child's routine in this week's Neighborhood Health Watch.

In the Tri-cities Dr. John Clay is making sure kids get adequate sleep.

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

Children ages 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 televisions 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
    804-504-8025 (phone)
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