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4 ways to help your child get enough sleep

By: Claire McCarthy, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications Children need sleep, plain and simple. We all do. Without enough sleep, we get cranky and, with time, unhealthy. But for children, itís especially important because the effects of sleep deprivation can lead to lifelong problems. Studies have shown that not getting enough sleep can contribute to obesity. But even more troubling, studies show that children who donít get enough sleep can end up with…

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