Study shows how your child's bedtime can impact their weight

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(WTHR) — A new health study shows the huge impact your child's bedtime can have on their weight.

It turns out that good sleeping habits could help kids become slimmer teens.

Penn State University surveyed the parents of 2,000 kids.

The children without a bedtime routine by age 9 had a higher BMI when they were 15 than those with regular sleep schedules.

Only about a third of the kids in the study actually had a consistent bedtime.

Doctors say nighttime routines are important for kids even if they don't fall asleep right away.

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