With the school year kicking off, it's important that kids get enough sleep. Sleep is essential for your brain to be alert and to retain new information, especially for children learning new things at school.

That's why OSF Healthcare wants to remind parents and students about getting in the habit of having healthy sleep habits every night.

Dr. Sarah Zallek at OSF Healthcare says it's important to get into a routine.

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Some tips they say are cutting out caffeine all together, not spending time in your bedroom until it is bedtime, and for parents to also adopt good sleep behavior to set an example for kids.

 

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