ATLANTA (WAOK) – Parents who let their kids stay up late on school nights aren’t doing them any favors. A new British study shows getting to bed late or not having a consistent bedtime routine can affect how well a child learns. Researchers at University College London found that children without a regular bedtime scored lower on tests in reading and math. The researchers think a lack of sleep may disrupt natural body rhythms in youngsters and affect how well their brains can learn new information.

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