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Bedtime Routines: Getting on Schedule for Back to School

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A study by University College London found that regular bedtimes in early childhood meant better performance on tests by 7-year-olds. Erratic bedtimes were linked to lower scores in reading, math and spatial comprehension.

“Children need what they’ve learned the previous day to be translated into neural connections in the brain—to be hard-wired, in other words,” says Amanda Sacker, Ph.D., one of the study’s authors. How can you ditch the morning drama? Read on.