Does Your Child Lose Sleep When School Starts?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Margarita L. Dubocovich

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High school schedules are causing high school adolescents to not get enough sleep, reports researchers from Northwestern University in the United States. When school begins (for most U.S. children in September) they lose on average two hours of sleep per night.

The purpose of this inquiry was to examine the effects of starting school on the weekday and weekend sleep patterns of high school students and to try to normalize the timing or their circadian sleep/wake cycles by giving them light therapy in the early hours of the morning.

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