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Support for sleeping in? Half of parents favor later school start times for teens

from Medical Express

Should teenagers be able to hit the snooze button one more time before school? Ask their parents and half say they would support later school start times, according to University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. More schools across the country are exploring delayed school start times as research shows benefits for adolescents' physical and mental health, including reduced risks of obesity and depression. The poll was conducted in November/December 2014, following last year's recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics that middle and high schools start at 8:30 a.m. or later. more

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