Tips to get kids back on school sleep schedule
A new school year means saying so long to those late summer nights.
And the transition isn't easy.
Kevin Smith, a child psychologist at Children's Mercy Hospital, said sudden changes in sleep schedules can really take a toll.
"It sounds pretty simple, but look at their functioning during the day," he said.
Smith said little sleep leads not only to attention and behavior problems but health issues.
"Having a consistent bedtime routine, consistent bedtime and wake time and trying to keep that consistency on the weekends as well," Smith said.
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