More Sleep, Less Television

November 5, 2007 at 2:19 pm | Posted in children, sleep, television | 4 Comments

It seems the scientific research has proven common sense correct in regards to the problems facing our children today. One report shows that the more sleep children get, the less fat they are by the sixth grade. Which makes sense, of course. The body needs a healthy amount of rest when you are a child. Children need an average of 10 hours of sleep a night. (My daughter certainly didn’t get that last night, and didn’t let us get it last night either—but that’s another story) πŸ™‚

The other report notes that the less television children watch the better off they will be. And the less they watch of violent shows (such as Rugrats, or Power Rangers, etc), the better off they will be.

All of this is good common sense though, but it is nice to see the science behind the reason. πŸ™‚

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  1. Less television, but it also showed no effect in attention spans when tots watch educational shows.

  2. Right.

  3. […] Daniel added an interesting post on More Sleep, Less Television.Here’s a small excerpt:One report shows that the more sleep children get, the less fat they are by the sixth grade. Which makes sense, of course. The body needs a healthy amount of rest when you are a child. […] […]

  4. are they less fat because they are sleeping all day and not eating ! ? heh …

    I totally agree with the television thing … what happened to the day when we could go out and climb trees .. and fall out .. and break open our knees and scratch up our arms … oh .. yeah .. lawyers is what happened … and the advent of suing ..

    so in conclusion I blame lawyers and courts and laws .. on the disintegration of the development of children .. who can no longer go outside and have a good play in a yard .. without anyone worrying about being sued if they have an accident ..


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