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Prepare your children's sleep schedule with school year approaching

Posted: 6:24 AM, Aug 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-06 06:24:54-04

With just a few days before the new school year begins, doctors say now is the time to start adjusting the time students fall asleep and get up in the morning.

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Dr. Celina Moore, a pediatrician at West Boca Medical Center, said this is especially true for high school students.

"It takes several days for your body to accumulate to a new bed times and new wake up times, and if you would like to do a more gentler approach, you can be moving up the bed time by 20 minutes every night before, so it wouldn't' be quite a shock to the system," said Moore.

Parents should also make sure their children are up to date on their vaccinations before the school year starts.