Sleep researchers from the Penn State University Department of Biobehavioral Health provide guidance on transitioning students into the new school start times.
SCASD parents and Penn State sleep researchers:Resources:The optimal amount of sleep for most younger children is 10-12 hours per night and for adolescents (13-18 year of age) is in the range of 8-10 hours per night according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.Teens May Get More Sleep When School Starts LaterIn a national study of urban teenagers, researchers in the Department of Biobehavioral Health at Penn State and colleagues found that high school start times after 8:30 a.m. were associated with later wake times and longer time in bed.https://news.psu.edu/story/496335/2017/12/01/research/teens-may-get-more-sleep-when-school-starts-laterDigital Media and Sleep in Childhood and AdolescenceMonique K. LeBourgeois, Lauren Hale, Anne-Marie Chang, Lameese D. Akacem, Hawley E. Montgomery-Downs, Orfeu M. Buxton.Recommended Amount of Sleep for Pediatric Populations: A Consensus Statement of the American Academy of Sleep MedicineParuthi S, Brooks LJ, D’Ambrosio C, Hall WA, Kotagal S, Lloyd RM, Malow BA, Maski K, Nichols C, Quan SF, Rosen CL, Troester MM, Wise MS. Recommended amount of sleep for pediatric populations: a consensus statement of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Youth Screen Media Habits and Sleep: Sleep-Friendly Screen Behavior Recommendations for Clinicians, Educators, and ParentsHale L, Kirschen GW, LeBourgeois MK, Gradisar M, Garrison MM, Montgomery-Downs H, Kirschen H, McHale SM, Chang AM, Buxton OM. Youth Screen Media Habits and Sleep: Sleep-Friendly Screen Behavior Recommendations for Clinicians, Educators, and Parents. Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America.High School Start Times After 8:30 a.m. are Associated with Later Wake Times and Longer Time in Bed Among Teens in a National Urban Cohort StudyNahmod NG, Lee S, Buxton OM, Chang AM, Hale L. High school start times after 8:30 am are associated with later wake times and longer time in bed among teens in a national urban cohort study. Sleep Health.https://www.clinicalkey.com/#!
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