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For children, it’s not just about getting enough sleep. Bed time matters, too – The Conversation AU

Early childhood is the critical time in which the foundations of life-long habits are built. Developing healthy sleep habits can set children on the right path…

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Adequate sleep is key to good health, well-being and proper functioning across all life stages but is especially critical for children. Poor sleep can inhibit rapid growth and development in early childhood.
And its not just about sleep duration; the time one goes to bed also plays an important role in the physical, emotional, and cognitive development of children.
A consistent early bedtime is especially important for young children transitioning from biphasic sleep (where children still nap during…

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