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ERIC Number: EJ919048
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Project Helps High-Schoolers Shore up on Shut-Eye
Brydolf, Carol
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v76 n7 p22-23 Mar 2011
It's not news to most parents of adolescents that teenagers' sleep cycles operate in an alternate universe. A growing body of research shows that American teenagers are so at odds with conventional work and school schedules that they suffer from sleep deficits serious enough to affect their moods, health, and academic performance. Yet the vast majority of American high schools open early every morning--as if teenage circadian rhythms ran on the same schedules as younger students. That's about to change in the Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) in Redwood City, California, thanks in large part to Menlo-Atherton High School's Teen Sleep Program. This article describes the Teen Sleep Project and how the project helps high-schoolers shore up on shut-eye. Changing school schedules is often controversial and always complicated. Teen Sleep Project leaders spent three years educating students, teachers, parents, and other members of the school community about teenagers' unique sleep requirements before lobbying for a policy that would require later start times.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California