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An Extra Half-Hour of Sleep? An Extra Hour?

Students whose first class started later than 8:30 got between 27 and 57 (!) more minutes of sleep than students whose classes started earlier. Imagine just how much more learning might happen if a teen regularly got an extra hour of sleep. Continue reading



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Parents, High School Start Times, and Sleepy Teens

Research findings that support later high-school start times have been more and more common in recent years. (See also here.) And teachers I know are increasingly vocal about letting teens sleep later. And yet, when I talk with high school



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The Evidence Mounts: Delaying Middle and High School Start Times

Here’s the statement from the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: During adolescence, internal circadian rhythms and biological sleep drive change to result in later sleep and wake times. As a result of these changes, early middle school and high school



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When Does an Adolescent Become an Adult?

Neuroscientist Leah Somerville wrestles with the question: how can we measure, define, and mark the transition from adolescence to adulthood? (And, the New York Times ponders her questions.)



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Does Later High School Start Time Really Lead to More Sleep?

Yes. Ask Canada. Or, better still, gather data from 30,000 Canadian high school students.  



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Puzzled by Adolescents? Or, by Adolescence?

Let Sarah-Jayne Blakemore sort it all out for you in this introductory Ted Talk from 2012.



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Does Internet Use “Rewire Adolescent Brains”?

Our very own Kathryn Mills says: we’ve got a lot of anecdotes, but not a lot of evidence, suggesting that internet use is meaningfully changing — much less damaging — adolescent brains. For example: one study that Mills cites tracks



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