Let the #Kids #Sleep More

California Levee System Vulnerable To Natural DisastersKids need to go to school. But is it a fair argument that kids start school too early? Given the effects of daylight saving time on adults, once the clocks turn back, most students are waiting for the school bus in darkness. In the same time, these kids are returning home from school in the hint of darkness. Aside from the possibility it could derange your teens circadian rhythms leading to lifelong chronic health conditions – is the gift of sleep for kids worth it if the US could save $9 billion a year?  “Not getting enough sleep is common among high school students and is associated with several health risks including being overweight, drinking alcohol, smoking tobacco, and using drugs, as well as poor academic performance, “ words from the CDC, not just pulled from thin air. There’s a reason the body needs more sleep. Can we work this into our schedules?

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