Study: Later School Start Times Actually Help Students Get More Sleep

Researchers are claiming that high school students do better when they get more sleep.

Seattle schools moved their start time about an hour later in the fall of 2016. University of Washington researchers released a report yesterday in “Science Advances” that said students were getting 34 more minutes of sleep on average and there was improvements in both grades and attendance. The improvement in grades was 4.5-percent higher.

Data from activity trackers the students wore showed that the average amount of sleep increased to seven hours and 24 minutes. There was also fewer tardy students.

The American Academy of Pediatrics is pushing for 8:30 a.m. start times for middle and high schoolers.Source: NPR

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