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teens and sleep

Unambiguously Good News about Teens and Sleep

You read that right. I mean: it’s┬áreally good news about teens and sleep. We all…



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Solving the Nap Research Problem (BTW: Naps Help!)

New research from China shows that daytime naps improve several cognitive functions — like sustained attention. Just as important, those naps don’t make it harder to sleep at night. In fact: frequent nappers sleep better than non-nappers. So, grab a pillow! Continue reading



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Teens and Cell Phones

Teens and Cell Phones: The Good, The Bad, The (Not...

Debates about teens and cell phones often miss a crucial distinction. Although digital technologies can exacerbate problems for the few adolescents who are already struggling, they can provide real social benefits for the majority who are doing just fine. Continue reading



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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…



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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…



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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…



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Does Later High School Start Time Really Lead to More...

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…



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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…



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