The Answer Sheet: teens and sleep


Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 10/06/2013

Is Fairfax's new sleep-in program for some students fair?

With research proving teens have different sleep rhythms, why can't all high schools start school later?

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:12 PM ET, 10/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teens and sleep, When Should High School Start?

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Study: Homeschoolers get more sleep, may be better prepared to learn

A new study of a few thousand students found that homeschoolers get more sleep than students at traditional public and private schools. What are the consequences?

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:26 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sleepy Teens, Teens and sleep

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 10/06/2009

Checking It Out: Why Teens Stay Up Late--and School Starts Early

It’s 10:45 p.m. and the light is still on in your teenager’s bedroom. Your child is not the slightest bit tired--but you know that waking him or her early for school the next morning will be torture. It may be tempting to blame this behavior on computers, cell phones and coffee. But, researchers say, this is the way teens are biologically programmed--even though most school systems gloss over this when setting high school start times.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 10/06/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  teens and sleep