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Vigorous Play Speeds Children to Sleep

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Scientists recently confirmed what parents have long suspected: kids who run around and play hard have less trouble falling asleep. The study of almost 600 seven year olds used activity-measuring devices worn on the children's waists. Those who had an hour of vigorous activity fell asleep 6 minutes faster than average after they went to bed.
[Archives of Disease in Childhood, Sept., 2009]
http://adc.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/94/9/686

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It always amazes me that scientists need to conduct a study to learn what is obvious to anyone who has worked with children.

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