Heavy sleep

To maintain a healthy weight, kids need to get enough sleep.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM December 12, 2007

Weighing too much can damage your health, and obesity is a growing problem for both kids and adults around the world (See "Packing Fat").

Sleep might be one answer to the problem. A new study has found that elementary school students who slept too little were more likely to gain pounds.

In the United States today, some 9 million children over the age of 6 are obese.

In the United States today, some 9 million children over the age of 6 are obese.

Past studies have shown a link between sleeping less and weighing more, but scientists have had a tough time determining "...

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