Later School Start Times at Chadwick
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According to the National Sleep Foundation, more than 87 percent of high school students in the United States get far less than the recommended eight to 10 hours of sleep per night. Here at Chadwick, only 6.3% of students reported getting more than 8 hours of sleep per night in 2017, down from 8.6% in 2016.
Sleep deprivation puts teens at risk for many negative consequences, including high blood pressure and heart disease, attention problems, depression, obesity, substance abuse, suicide, athletic injury, and studies have even shown higher rates of car crashes among sleep-deprived teens.
While many major institutions such as the National Sleep Foundation, the Center for Disease Control, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine all conclude that sleep deprivation in teens is a crisis, but despite this more than 90% of high schools and 80% of middle schools start before 8:30, the recommended start time by these institutes.
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