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.
Students, wearing black business suits, are seen in a classroom of the Excellence Sourdun boarding school, on March 5, 2012 in Sourdun, eastern Paris, dedicated to under-privileged children in the Paris suburbs. The Internat in Sourdun is one of 12 boarding schools set up by the French government three years ago to offer a new learning experience for pupils in suburban areas from disadvantaged backgrounds. AFP PHOTO THOMAS SAMSON(Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)