Get The Kids To Bed Early!

A study in the Jan. 1 issue of the journal Sleep found that adolescents with bedtimes that were set earlier by parents were significantly less likely to suffer from depression and to think about committing suicide, suggesting that earlier bedtimes could have a protective effect by lengthening sleep duration and increasing the likelihood of getting enough sleep. Results show that adolescents with parental set bedtimes of midnight or later were 24 percent more likely to suffer from depression and 20 percent more likely to have suicidal ideas than adolescents with parental set bedtimes of 10pm or earlier.

(From Justin): My bedtime was 8pm on school nights, all the way to my senior year! My children follow this same rule today.

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