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Regular bedtime 'brain boost'

Giving young children regular bedtimes could help boost their brain power, a new study suggests. Girls in particular without regular bedtimes tended to have lower scores in reading, maths and spatial awareness.

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Bedtime routine 'helps boost brain power'

Researchers found that girls who had irregular bedtimes performed worse in maths, reading and spatial awareness tests. Credit: Patrick Pleul/DPA/Press Association Images

Giving young children regular bedtimes could help improve their brain function, new research suggests.

In a study of more than 10,000 children over ten years, scientists found that inconsistent bedtimes are linked to children's cognitive development and are warned there could be "knock-on" health effects throughout life.

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