Children’s sleep duration matters and it is in our power to change it. This is 1 of 2 cut-through findings of the systematic review and meta-analysis by Magee et al1 of interventions in this issue of JAMA Pediatrics, spanning 45 randomized clinical trials and nearly 14 000 children and adolescents aged 1 to 18 years. Specifically, sleep can be lengthened by around half an hour each night simply by encouraging earlier bedtimes.
Wake M, Hiscock H. Children’s Sleep and Our Power to Improve It. JAMA Pediatr. 2022;176(11):1070–1071. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2022.3169
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