Sunday, September 08, 2013

Teenagers Need a Minimum of 9 Hours of Sleep a Night

This isn't new information, but this TED Talk on the neuroscience of sleep is particularly timely now that school is back in session. Sleep is not only necessary for health reasons, but for learning reasons, which is why schools (and parents, and students) should pay a bit more attention to the science of sleep.

If you want to learn more about sleep, here are some interesting links. No word yet on whether LPS is considering starting high school at a more reasonable, science-based start time of perhaps 9:15 instead of 7:21. And, yes, if you're a teenager and not getting at least 9 hours of sleep a night, you're damaging your health and your learning.

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