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Pediatricians Advise Later School Openings to Combat Teen Sleep Deprviation

It’s no surprise that teenagers in the U.S. are sleep deprived, and a group of U.S. pediatricians is now suggesting that the solution to this problem may lie in later school start times, Reuters article reports. According to a policy statement published in Pediatrics, pushing the start time of school to 8:30 am would help to improve sleep patterns and sleep hygiene among adolescents. Sleep deprivation has been linked to an increased risk for depression, anxiety, obesity, and motor vehicle accidents.

Read the article published by Reuters.

Read the policy statement published in Pediatrics.