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A well-rested brain is a healthy brain – especially for kids

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Think your teen sleeps too much? For many, they might not be getting enough.

A local district recently decided to not push back its start time for high school from 7:25 a.m. to 8 a.m., citing “significant costs.” The evidence is clear, however, that most school-age children have short sleep duration, and the effects on a young brain can include mental and physical issues.

It will take more than an extra half-hour to turn around this trend – media and other distractions abound – but any extra sleeping time is worth the cost when health is at stake.

– Dan Stefano, WordWrite

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