California lawmakers vote to delay school start times to allow students to get more sleep

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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.

The Importance of Sleep

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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, …

Sleep vs Media

It is recommended that elementary aged students get 10-12 hours of sleep nightly, and adolescents get eight to nine hours on a regular basis to be at their best. Monitoring electronic media exposure can help students to fall asleep more easily. In addition to limiting the amount, it is also important to turn off all …