Medicine: Late to Bed

Nobody was getting much sleep last week at the home of University of Munich Pediatrician Dr. Theodor Hellbrügge, 40. Reason: after tiptoeing through three clinics and two orphans' homes to record 13,248 separate observations on the sleeping habits of youngsters. Hellbrügge and a team of researchers concluded that children sleep less and need less sleep than many parents believe. While Hellbrügge's findings are already well accepted by most pediatricians, angry mothers and fathers jammed his phone well into the night with complaints that their youngsters were using his findings to extort late bedtimes....

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