• Early school start times have detrimental effects on US teens' health

    One year ago - By Healio

    Nearly half of American teenagers report sleep difficulties that affect their daily functioning, according to findings published in the Journal of Adolescence. Exhaustion from lack of sleep can lead to negative health outcomes, including depression, obesity and accidental injury.
    Compounding these difficulties is a natural shift that occurs in adolescents' circadian rhythms, which is highlighted by later sleep and wake times. Additionally, teenagers experience a slowing of the homeostatic drive to sleep. A policy statement issued by the AAP also cited the modern teenager's
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