• AASM: Delaying school start time benefits student health

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    Communities should implement start times of 8:30 a.m. or later for middle school and high schools to optimize daytime alertness, reduce tardiness and support peak academic performance, according to a position paper by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, published in Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.“Healthy sleep of adequate duration is key to adolescent mental and physical health. It is also crucial to their ability to be focused in school and maximize their learning opportunities,” lead author Nathaniel F. Watson, MD, MS, past president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine...
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