School should be a tool for growth and success, but school schedules are out of sync with sleep schedules, with negative consequences. During puberty, the body’s circadian rhythm naturally shifts back a couple of hours.
We all know that sleep is good for us. But not just because resting gives us the energy to face the next day's demands. Many studies have established that not getting enough sleep regularly is highly correlated to a variety of mental and physical health problems.
New research has found that using electronics at bedtime more than doubles the risk of poor sleep for children. The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, examined data from children who reported using their smartphone or tablet within 90 minutes of bedtime.