Your Kids Should Start School Later In The Morning
With the COVID-19 pandemic happening every students, teacher, staffer and parent have gotten used to a schedule that is anything but normal. Most of us have either had to change our work schedule to accommodate the hybrid models or at home learning and it has become exhausting to say the least. But when it comes to a start time for the school day, there may be a way to gain back some of the hours of lost sleep you may have experienced.
According to a report from CNN:
...moving school start times later in the morning resulted in increased sleep times of around 45 minutes for students, according to research published Thursday in the journal Sleep.
If you have teens in school, you know how tough it can be to get them out of bed. Sleep is something we could all use a little more of and perhaps this will be a good way for parents to get some things done early in the morning. I know at our house, once the kids are up the challenges begin.
The sleep issue is not only about the flow of the schedule either. Lack of sleep has negative effects on the productivity of your kids the same way it can for adults. The article from CNN goes on to note that...
When students don't get enough sleep -- which he said is up to nine hours per night for teenagers -- it can negatively affect their memory, learning ability, and mental and physical health,