Research shows sleep may be crucial to teens' performance

01/27/2006 | Washington Post, The

Schools in Fairfax County, Va., and beyond are beginning to consider changing their hours so students can get more sleep. According to some physicians, children and teens need at least 9 1/2 hours of sleep per night, and their bodies don't function to full capacity in the early hours. Unfortunately, pushing back the daily start time by two hours or more would be logistically difficult, creating a dilemma for administrators.

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