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SENCER and Today’s News: “Why Schools Should Make Sleep a Priority”

SENCER Model Course: The Science of Sleep (2008)

Why Schools Should Make Sleep a Priority,” Education Week, March 8, 2016

Sleep researchers found that more than half (55 percent) of teens who were homeschooled got the optimal amount of sleep per week, compared to just 24.5 percent of those who attend public and private schools. “We need to change school start times, and in the meantime, it starts in the home. You have to make sleep a priority. Sleep is a pillar of health. It’s as important as eating and breathing. Sacrificing it is only to our society’s detriment.”

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