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Excessive Sleepiness May Be Cause of Learning, Attention and School Problems

Children who have learning, attention, and behavior problems may be suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness even though clinical tests show they received enough sleep.

Penn State researchers studied 508 children and found that those whose parents reported excessive daytime sleepiness despite getting enough sleep were more likely to experience learning, attention, and behavior problems.

Back to School Sleep Tips

The new school year is around the corner, and if your kids are like most, they're probably used to staying up and sleeping in later than they would during the school year.

Later School Start Times Improved Adolescent Alertness

A modest delay in school start time of only 30 minutes could significantly improve adolescent alertness, mood and health, according to a study conducted in a small private high school.

Caffeine, Sleep and Finals

If summer is almost here, then one thing is for certain – college students are neck deep in finals and many students are depending on caffeine to stay alert in order to study and get their final papers done.

Blogger Offers Tips for Sleepy College Students

We've written a lot in the past couple of weeks about how going back to school can affect the sleep-wake patterns of teens and younger children. But what about older students who face a more rigorous academic and social schedule? Late-night studying and partying can take a toll on college students, Dr. Michael J. Breus recently wrote on the news site the Huffington Post. Sleep deprivation can have a negative effect on college students' health, academic performance and safety.

A Look at School Start Times

Did you know that for teenagers to function best, it is suggested that they get nine and a half hours of sleep every night? With the school bell ringing as early as 7 a.m., your child would need to be in bed around 9 p.m. in order to leave enough time for getting ready in the morning. For most parents, it would be an amazing feat to get your child into bed that early. One study found that only 15 percent reported sleeping eight and a half hours on school nights.

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