NPR Interviews Author on Sleep Problems in Children

Home >> Sleep News >> NPR Interviews Author on Sleep Problems in Children

October 6, 2009

NPR's Fresh Air interviewed author Po Bronson on his new book NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children, which examines new research that is bringing about changes in parenting. The author discusses with Fresh Air the consequences of children not getting enough sleep. "High schools are starting earlier and earlier around the country, and it's had a dramatic effect," Bronson told NPR. "A few districts — intrepid districts, looking at the science of sleep — have been willing to bite the bullet and trust the science ... and move their school start times back an hour." He talks about one district in Minnesota that moved its start time back and saw students' SAT scores increase by over 200 points.