wellness

  • Middle school and high school students need 8.5 to 9.5 hours of sleep, as recommended by the Photo by Flickr user D. Sharon Pruitt
    August 25, 2014   BY Dave Sloan 

    The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that that middle and high schools abandon the usual 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. start times. With after-school responsibilities that include homework, sports and academic clubs, it becomes increasingly difficult for students to fall asleep before 11 a.m. The AAS has suggested that most students should get 8.5 to 9.5 of sleep, which would mean that start times would need to be 8:30 a.m. or later. Continue reading