Sleep Deprivation Hindering Academic Progress Among School Pupils

by Kathy Jones on  May 10, 2013 at 10:44 PM Child Health News
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Researchers have revealed that sleep deprivation could be a major barrier preventing school children from achieving significant academic progress.
 Sleep Deprivation Hindering Academic Progress Among School Pupils
Sleep Deprivation Hindering Academic Progress Among School Pupils

The researchers from Boston College, who carried out international education tests, found that 73% of 9 and 10-year-olds and 80% of 13 and 14-year-olds in the United States were sleep deprived and that this affected their academic performance in a negative manner.

The researchers added that this was much higher than the international average of 47% and 57% in the two age groups. Some of the other countries whose children were lacking sleep included New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Australia, England, Ireland, France and Finland.



Source: Medindia

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