Sleep problems may affect children's performance in school

08/18/2013 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Children who were sleep deprived or had sleep breathing disorders received lower grades in Portuguese and math compared with their well-rested peers, according to a Brazilian study published in the journal Sleep Medicine. On a scale of 0 to 10, the average grades of children with trouble sleeping were 6.6 in Portuguese and 6.3 in math, compared to 7.1 in both subjects for students without sleep troubles, researchers said.

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