New research shows that our glymphatic system clears our brains of waste while we sleep. Lack of sleep not only impairs daily functioning and learning/memory; but this research suggests that it might also be behind the development of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. Elementary school students should get between 10-12 hours of sleep a night, secondary students should get eight to nine hours, and adults should get seven to nine hours per night. Tips for getting adequate sleep include: shutting off all sources of screen time at least an hour before bedtime, getting at least 30 minutes of exercise, eating healthy foods and eliminating a sugary diet, and eliminating naps.
California lawmakers vote to delay school start times to allow students to get more sleepSeptember 2, 2018
Looks like Ca lawmakers are starting to take note of the research on sleep and adolescent biorhythms. If signed by Governor Brown next week, this law would go into effect by 2021. https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/404708-california-lawmakers-vote-to-delay-school-start-times-to-allow-students
Nap Time Boosts Learning, Studies SayFebruary 25, 2019
“The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends 3- to 5-year-olds get 10 to 13 hours of sleep, including naps, every 24 hours.” Many students that we see are getting significantly less sleep than this, which will impact memory, learning, behavior, and performance. https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2018/12/12/nap-time-boosts-learning-studies-say.html?cmp=SOC-EDIT-FB&fbclid=IwAR2nPG2FbDNqlx5YUSw3dE3z0bTu-PMri9qq6OWeo7wAgHSiIPB9NwzCvmE
A Large Study Provides More Evidence That MMR Vaccines Don’t Cause AutismMarch 5, 2019
One of the largest studies ever conducted of the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps and rubella) is the latest scientific evidence debunking the theory that vaccines cause autism. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/03/04/699997613/a-large-study-provides-more-evidence-that-mmr-vaccines-dont-cause-autism?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20190304&fbclid=IwAR2I4yFo8NPXyN4CM4eLLu7vKrluvHqq4sthPVHXMDxCRbu4TJbm78yCEik