Significant results are latest evidence later start times provide major health benefits to teenagers
According to koodakpress، A new study has shown delaying school start times for teenagers can have major benefits, including better academic performance and improved mental and physical health.
When students in their mid-teens started school at 10am instead of the usual 8:30am, rates of illness decreased by more than half over a two-year period, and got significantly better grades.
The long-term study, which was carried out in an English state school, demonstrated the huge health impact that early start times and more sleep can have on teenagers.
“The big issue about school times is health,” said Dr Paul Kelley of the Open University, the lead author of this new paper. “It starts with physical illness, and then there’s mental illness, and last but not least academic performance.”
According to Dr Kelley, conditions as diverse as obesity and depression have been linked with excessively early school times and lack of sleep, and a growing body of evidence is giving calls for change real scientific clout