April 2014

Extras Zzz's May Bring Teens More A's in School

New research shows later school start times beneficial for students

It's usually a lack of sleep that turns most teens into zombies, and new research suggests that later school start times might help bring them back to life.

University of Minnesota researchers studied 9,000 students over three years and found that students who got at least eight hours of sleep had higher test scores, academic achievement and attendance records.

The study not only found that later start times at the schools raised academic performance, but it also decreased tardiness, substance abuse, symptoms of depression, and consumption of caffeinated drinks.

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