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“Latest treatment for mental illness: Better sleep”

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This May 31, 2015 article on the Philly.com website talks about research that points to better sleep as a potentially good treatment for mental illness.

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“Pediatricians Say School Should Start Later For Teens’ Health”

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This August 25, 2014 NPR: Shots article talks about concerns being raised that start times for middle and high school should be at 8:30 or later to help teens get adequate sleep.  Pediatricians point out that teens need between 8-1/2 and 9 hours of sleep, and that the majority of teens are not able to fall asleep before 11pm, not so much because of distractions in their bedroom, but because that’s how teens are wired.

Logo used during 1970s

Logo used during 1970s (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Study: Poor Sleep Results in Problems for Kids”

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This July 21, 2013 article found on the Business 2 Community website talks about poor sleep and its effect on kids citing a recent study involving preschoolers.

 

“Influences that derail student learning”

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This April 12, 2013 article on the TribLive website talks about the affect of things like sleep deprivation, caring for siblings and other often overlooked issues that can effect the ability of kids to not only do well in school, but can also have an impact on whether they complete school.

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