Sleep, exercise vital in healthy children

Cherokee Phoenix – MARK DREADFULWATER

“Sleep is important. Exercise is important. A good balance of both promotes a healthier lifestyle for children and adults alike. According to the National Sleep Foundation’s website, sleepfoundation.org, children aged 6 to 13 years old need nine to 11 hours of sleep per night. However, there are factors that can lead to difficulty falling asleep, thus reducing sleep time. These factors can also cause nightmares or disruptions in sleep. (more)

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