Better Sleep Council: What Keeps High Schoolers Awake?

Better Sleep Council: What Keeps High Schoolers Awake?

Research reveals homework can hurt teenagers’ sleep and performance in school According to research from the Better Sleep Council, the nonprofit consumer-education arm of the International Sleep Products Association, homework — rather than social pressure — is the No. 1 cause of teenage stress, negatively affecting sleep and, ultimately, their academic performance. American teenagers said […]

Use of Social Media Is Disrupting Sleep of Teens

Researchers from the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research Data in Cardiff, Wales, have found that more than one in five teenagers say they “almost always” wake up during the night to look at or post messages on social media, according to an article on the Medical Xpress website. More than a third of […]

Doctors tell schools that teens need more sleep

Doctors tell schools that teens need more sleep

Recognizing that insufficient sleep among teens is an “important public health issue,” the American Academy of Pediatrics is urging school districts across the country to consider starting classes at 8:30 a.m.—or even later—for older students. In its first-ever policy statement on school start times, released in August, the AAP says that lack of sleep can […]

Later school start times, healthier teens

Later school start times, healthier teens

Starting school even 25 minutes later during the winter term could greatly increase the number of students getting eight or more hours of sleep at night, according to a study published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. The study showed that when the start of school was shifted from 8 a.m. to 8:25 […]

Staying up late can have long-term effects for teens

Staying up late can have long-term effects for teens

A study published in the Nov. 11 online issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health found that teens who stayed up late faced problems years later. The study analyzed 2,700 teens ages 13 to 18, about a third of whom went to bed after 11:30 p.m. on school nights or after 1:30 a.m. during the […]