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A new study says making sure your little ones get enough sleep might be one of the best things you can do for their health.

According to a study published in the Journal of Pediatrics, having late or irregular bedtimes often leads to obesity later in life, CNN reports. 

Preschool-aged kids with early weekday bedtimes were half as likely with late bedtimes to be overweight as teens.

New guidelines say babies should get between 12 and 16 hours of sleep each night.

Children between one and five should get 10 to 14 hours.

Experts say kids between the ages of 6 and 12 can get by on 9 to 12 hours of sleep.

Teens should get eight to 10 hours each night.

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