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This TED Talk Discusses How School Start Times Deprive Teens of Adequate Sleep | WATCH




Teens don’t get enough sleep, and it’s not because of Snapchat, social lives or hormones – it’s because of public policy, says Wendy Troxel.

Drawing from her experience as a sleep researcher, clinician and mother of a teenager, Troxel discusses how early school start times deprive adolescents of sleep during the time of their lives when they need it most.

Watch her TED Talk below:


  1. Annie lewis

    June 10, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Plenty of sleep and so on to bring us a lot of fun.

  2. Mannie

    June 10, 2017 at 8:43 am

    She’s right. Schools I know start at 7am. That’s just evil.

    • Lifeisbeautiful

      June 10, 2017 at 9:27 am

      Please!!! Hahahaha

    • Nene

      June 10, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      It just prepares them for the real world so nothing wrong here. However I hated waking up early in school

  3. Look

    June 10, 2017 at 9:30 am

    To think that Nursery school timing also starts at 7:45am. It’s just wrong. What’s the hurry!!! Home schooling is just best for young children

    • MadamYe...

      June 10, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      I would think that the reason for early nursery opening times is so that parents can drop their children off before they go to wrok,

      I mean if I start work at 9, nursery would have to open at that time. Young children are normally up by that time already.

      I would say this argument is for older children – teenagers to be exact.

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