Today the Centers for Disease Control published the results of an annual survey of over 39,000 schools in the United States. They add to the growing chorus of voices advocating for later school start times for middle and high school age students. The results in a nutshell: school starts too early in America. Here is […]
Last week, I published a long post entitled, Should My Child Take Melatonin? A Guide for Parents. In that article, I really tried to focus on the medical side of the question. How safe is it? How should it be used? When should it be used? Obviously, the answer will vary for each child. My […]
Tonight I am speaking at a meeting to discuss school start times in Guilford. I firmly believe that our high school start times are too early (7:25 AM) and that this results in chronic sleep deprivation in our teenagers. Structural sleep deprivation is a significant problem for teenagers which results in less than 10% of students […]
Limiting light exposure at night is important for teenagers and adults to prevent insomnia. Here are some tips on why this is, and what to do about it.
Let’s perform a thought experiment for a moment: if you knew that in your child’s school there was a toxic substance that reduced the capacity to learn, increased chances of a car crash and made it likely that 20 years from now he would be obese and suffer from hypertension, you’d do everything possible to […]