Teens Need Sleep!

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    A new study finds that teens who reported later bed times had lower GPA’s and more emotional problems that teens who went to bed earlier.

    Researchers from the University of California Berkeley say that adolescents who stay up later are more likely to struggle academically and emotionally.  In the study, the thirty percent of teens who reported bedtimes later than11:30pm during theschool year had lower GPA scores and were more vulnerable to emotional problems than teens who went to bed early.  Late bedtimes during the summer weren’t associated with lower academic performance but were linked to emotional problems.  They say this adds fuel to the argument that middle and high schools should consider later start times.