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6:51 AM EDT, September 27, 2012
Take note of this important new research.
A study, published in this month's edition of Pediatrics, finds that young kids with sleeping issues are more likely to require special education by the time they are 8 years old.
Examples of problems include sleep apnea and snoring while "refusal to go to bed" and "delayed sleep onset" are also mentioned.
Professor and leader of the study, Karen Bonuck, suggests that parents need to look at and deal with these issues with their kids when they are very young. According to the Huffington Post, she tells HealthDay: "We've got a generation of children potentially at risk from long-term developmental deficits that might occur from these sleep problems. Parents need to be vigilant."
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