Mathematicians predict delaying school start times won't help sleep deprived teenagers

Insufficient sleep during the week, and attempts to catch up at the weekend lead to ‘social jet lag’, study finds. Delaying school start times in the UK is unlikely to reduce sleep deprivation in teenagers, research from the University of Surrey and Harvard Medical School has found. …

Get sleep sorted by age 5 to help children settle at school

On March 10, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

A child who soothes themselves back to sleep from an early age adjusts to school more easily than those who don’t, new QUT research has found. The Australian study revealed one in three children have escalating problems sleeping across birth to five years which increased their risk of…

Early bedtime, better school performance

On February 8, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

High school students going to bed between 10 and 11 p.m. on weekdays get better grades. There is a strong relationship between sleep problems and poor academic performances among adolescents, a new study demonstrates. The study is published in Journal of Sleep Research,…

Back to school: health tips for schoolchildren

On September 24, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Many parents will have breathed a sigh of relief at the prospect of their children returning to school after the summer vacation. But rather than having to think of ways to keep them entertained or out of mischief, parental thoughts now turn to ensuring that they stay fit and…