According to an Australian study, kids who go to bed early and get up early have a better chance of staying healthy than those kids who get less sleep. The study shows that these kids are less likely to become obese later in life. Children who went to bed late and also got up late have a 1.5 times greater chance of becoming obese as an adult.
The study also suggests that kids who go to sleep late also will have a 2.9 times more chance to have physical inactivity. Many kids that were tracked over a period of time that got less sleep played video games and watched television much more than what is recommended. Many experts think that the morning is a time that kids are much more active as opposed to night. At night, there are much more distractions such as television that do not promote healthy active behaviors.