Teens Need More Than Delayed School Start Times to Fix Their Sleep

September 11, 2014 12:34 PM

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My daughter has been a high school junior for eight days and already, as I prepare for bed myself near midnight, I'm seeing the familiar sight of light, still glowing underneath her bedroom door. She should be asleep, but she is trying to complete her assignments for the next day.

This is nothing new in my own home or in homes across the county. As schools open their doors to vacation-rested students, the real issues surrounding kids and their inadequate sleep are being obscured by an overemphasis on school start times, as can clearly be seen in reports similar to the NBC Nig...

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