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Active Children are Sleepy Children
Active Children are Sleepy Children

    The secret to your child falling asleep faster may be as
simple as turning off the TV. A recent study conducted at
Monash University in Melbourne and the University of Auckland
found that for every hour a child is sedentary —watching TV or
reading – it takes and additional three minutes to fall asleep.
     According to a BBC News Article, researchers observed 519
seven-year-olds and found that the majority of children fall
asleep in 45 minutes and the average time to fall asleep took 26
minutes. In addition to falling asleep faster, very active children
slept longer throughout the night. Mandy Gurney, founder of
Millpond Children’s Sleep Clinic, told the BBC that a routine
wind-down hour can be essential to achieving a successful
bedtime.