More sleep may lower children's risk of becoming obese.
There's a good chance your kid is not getting enough sleep. The November issue of Pediatrics
tells us that third graders need at least nine hours and 45 minutes of
sleep per night. We're already fans of our kids hitting the sack since
that gives us some time to relax but there's actually an added
incentive: The report says that each hour of sleep beyond the
recommended amount reduces a kid's chance of being obese in sixth grade
by a whopping 40 percent.