Irregular bed times curb childrens’ brain power

Intellectual performance is affected by the bedtime and regularity, a new study from the UK has shown.

THe UK Millennium Cohort study (MCS) measured bedtimes and validating test scores for reading, maths, and spatial awareness in more than 11,000 seven-year-olds.

The results varied across the age groups, but overall the impact of irregular bedtimes seemed to be cumulative. The authors point out that irregular bedtimes could disrupt natural body rhythms and cause sleep deprivation, undermining the plasticity of the brain and the ability to acquire and retain information.

Read more at British Medical Journal