How to get your kids back on their school-year sleep schedule

Dr. Jennifer Ashton gives tips on adjusting kids' summer sleep schedules in preparation for the school year.
2:11 | 07/30/17

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Welcome back everybody today's weekend downloads summer means longer hours and daylight said that of course you can enjoy the season but eight can also affect our sleep secure with some advice it's ABC news chief women's health responded content mashed impact. Jan Miller and you hear so first of all he'd tell everybody. What are the medical recommendations for sleep thanks to tirades well first we have to talk about why we are a sleep deprived country a third of us are not getting the recommended amount of sleep and to be clear it affects everything from our mood to our heart health and immune system Arab hormonal system. So it's really really important adults. Seven to nine hours tonight for kids and I had to look up these recent recommendations children six to twelve years old need nine to twelve hours of sleep. Every 24 hour period. And teenagers ups the age of eighteen need eight to ten hours of sleep and you can't make up for it on the weekends so this should think part of our regular. Ritual and regiment. No ifs ands or but still why so hard. For people to sleep during the summer I know it's hard for me to go to bed and then I'm Biden will cannot it is hunter ate at me I think that there are a lot of reasons for that number one and because of more sunlight hours extricating in rhythms get thrown off. If you don't have an alarm clock mandatory wake up time which a lot of kids don't in the summer time maybe even some adults. And what's really really important is what we call sleep hygiene which is. A regular schedule. Regular school bedtime regular wake up time that really doesn't TV season to season in real quick the school around the corner how to ease back into don't sleep pattern listen and that can't happen overnight so really the time to start thinking about it is now if your kids are completely disrupted or if you're destructive. Start gradually every fifteen minute fifteen minutes earlier every night try to go to sleep a little earlier. And set a firm won't wake up time in the morning regardless of whether you have to be up. Or not adult or child and again if you're talking about trying to get your kids ready for school. It helps to lead by example so. We need to practice what we pretty straight if my aunt and ask clients thinks I think the doctor gentle and yet late Sunday thanks to an event cheers just think everything.

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