Le Bonheur Doctor Tells Parents How Much Sleep Kids Need

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Going back to school means getting to bed earlier.

Dr. Jason Yaun, division chief of outpatient pediatrics at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, shared the importance of routines and schedules for children returning to the classroom on Wake Up Memphis Thursday.

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Yaun said grade school students need 10-12 hours of sleep and teens benefit most from 8-10 hours.

“Most of our teens suffer from chronic sleep deprivation,” the local pediatrician told morning show hosts Tim Van Horn and Ben Deeter.  “It’s time to get back into good sleep habits to make sure we’re getting enough sleep every night.”

For more tips on getting your kid back on a healthy routine, listen to the full interview below: 

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