Sustained mindfulness training increases sleep by more than an hour per night on average for children and teenagers, according to a study aimed at helping young people manage stress. Third and fifth graders from two school districts in lower-income communities took part in the study. In one district, the children learned "starfish breath" or "ocean breath," yoga-based movement and ways to cope with stress, twice a week during physical education classes; in the other district, there was no training. Researchers plan to explore if extra sleep impacted the children's academic scores.

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