Later start of school day may help teens get enough sleep

01/20/2014 | U.S. News & World Report

When the start of school was delayed by 25 minutes during the winter term, the proportion of high-school students who slept eight hours or more on a school night rose to 44% from 18%, U.S. researchers found. Scheduling classes a little later extended the sleeping time of students by 29 minutes on school nights, according to the study in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.

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