No Pressure, but You Need More Sleep

A feature article in New York Magazine a little over a month ago asked this troubling question: “Can a Lack of Sleep Set Back Your Child’s Cognitive Abilities?” It’s obviously a rhetorical question, but the recent research is terrifying nonetheless. Apparently, kids are getting on average one hour less sleep each night than kids did 30 years ago. In the article Po Bronson notes, “Because children

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2 Responses to No Pressure, but You Need More Sleep

  1. Dennis says:

    All hail, Karl, for such stellar free advice. Better than any 3-point Calvinistic sermon I ever heard while growing up. Perhaps if I heed, my misanthropic traits will be mitigated, or even disappear altogether (not likely). I’ll give it a try and report back in a few weeks.

  2. Marta says:

    I know the article was talking about the IQ-sleep link in children, but I am quite certain that I have dropped at least 10 IQ points since the birth of our daughter 2 and a half years ago (haven’t figured out how to get to bed early, and the wee one is up with the birds). It isn’t easy being dim (yawn)!

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