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Wednesday, January 11, 2017


from Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine

The idea of later start times for high school classes is not new, but a review of eighteen studies again brings the issue forward. The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine review shows later high school start times are associated with longer sleep times for teens, less daytime sleepiness and reduced traffic accidents. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends teens get eight to ten hours of sleep on a regular basis, but statistics from the CDC suggest more than two-thirds of teens get less than that. Another factor is that the body clock of teens tends to favor late night bed time. The article notes there is mixed support for delaying school start times, but the positive benefits seem clear.