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teens get more sleep when school starts later

a later school start time could mean teens are more likely to get adequate amounts of sleep, according to penn state researchers.in a national study of urban teenagers, researchers found that high school start times after 8:30 a.m. increased the likelihood that teens obtained the minimum recommended amount of sleep, benefiting their overall health and well being."teens starting school at 8:30 a.m. or later were the only group with an average time in bed permitting eight hours of sleep, the minimum recommended by expert consensus," said lead author orfeu buxton, associate professor of biobehavioral health at penn state. "later school start times were associated with later wake times in our large, diverse sample."buxton and colleagues repo...