Survey: US Children Are Getting Enough Sleep.

HealthDay (11/28, Mozes) reports, “Despite concerns to the contrary, American children do seem to be getting adequate sleep,” according to a study published online Nov. 26 in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. “The finding stems from an in-depth look at current sleep norms among infants and children, as reflected by data collected in 1997 — with follow-ups in 2002 and 2007 — by a large National Science Foundation survey that set out to assess behavioral and mental health development from birth through age 18.” The study’s lead author stated, “Our estimates are in line with the amount of sleep recommended for children by the [US] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which suggests that children in the US are getting an appropriate amount of sleep on average.”

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— “U.S. Kids Getting Enough Sleep After All: Survey, “Alan Mozes, HealthDay, November 27, 2012.

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