Heavy academic pressure keeps a high percentage of mainland children from getting enough sleep, according to a study by the Chinese Sleep Research Society. Photo: Alamy

‘Heavy burden’ of homework leaving Chinese schoolchildren sleep-deprived, study finds

  • Youngsters ‘grumbling they are sleepy in the afternoon’ after staying up late to get assignments done
  • More than 60 per cent of Chinese aged six to 17 get no more than eight hours of sleep a night
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Heavy academic pressure keeps a high percentage of mainland children from getting enough sleep, according to a study by the Chinese Sleep Research Society. Photo: Alamy
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Alice Yan

Alice Yan

Alice Yan is a Shanghai-based social and medical news reporter. She started her journalism career in 2003 and has degrees in economics and public administration. Her Twitter account is @TingYanalice