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Sleep Deprivation Hindering Academic Progress Among School Pupils

by Kathy Jones on May 10, 2013 at 10:44 PM
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 Sleep Deprivation Hindering Academic Progress Among School Pupils

Researchers have revealed that sleep deprivation could be a major barrier preventing school children from achieving significant academic progress.

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.

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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.



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