ALBERT LEA, Minn. - Is a good night’s sleep on your child’s back to school list?
Pediatric sleep experts say that can be crucial to your child learning.
Vijay Venugopaul is a pediatrician for Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Albert Lea.
He says a lack of sleep can make children sick. A sleep-deprived child can also have a lack of concentration in school. He further explained a routine is key.
"Sleep hygiene is the most important thing, whether that is reading a story or just keeping away electronics for about a least an hour before bedtime." Venugopaul said.
He recommends that each child get nine hours of sleep a day to function properly.