• Later school start times linked to fewer car crashes involving teens

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Delaying school start times by slightly more than an hour led to fewer instances of teenagers driving while drowsy and fewer motor vehicle accidents involving younger drivers, researchers reported at SLEEP.
    Previous research has demonstrated the benefits of pushing back school start times, including increased academic engagement, fewer migraine days and a lower risk for obesity among students.
    In the new study, Lisa J. Meltzer, PhD, CBSM, the director of the pediatric behavioral sleep and clinical actigraphy programs at National Jewish Health in Denver, led a team of researchers who analyzed
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