Teens, School and Sleep: A Complex Relationship

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the spring when they were re-tested. Even with significant data supporting later school starts, many districts and parents are reluctant about changing, although many are considering the shift.

For teens who do have to wake up bright and early, limiting screen time in the evening is important, since the blue light emitted by screens on devices like ipads and cellphones can send alerting signals to the brain. Teens who seem to be excessively sleepy despite what appears to be a full night's rest should consult with their doctor for more guidance. 

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