• Dawn Spragg

Sleeping in Seattle


This summer I wrote a post about how the delayed released of melatonin effects the sleep patterns of teenagers, and why this means all schools should have a delayed start. So imagine my excitement when I heard this report about about what happened in Seattle when they pushed back the start time for school. Grades and attendance both went up! And teens were sleeping more!

Have a listen here:

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/12/12/676118782/sleepless-no-more-in-seattle-later-school-start-time-pays-off-for-teens


For those of you with teens still attending a school with an early bell, here are some things that you can do, so that they will be well rested and ready for their day:

https://www.dawnspragg.com/single-post/2018/07/25/Adolescence-Brain-Development-Why-Your-Teenager-Is-Still-Sleeping

#braindevelopment #teens #health