Teen Sleep Habits And Grades – More Isn’t Always Better

In a recent short video on the website redOrbit, researchers polled high school students on their sleep habits and found that the majority average between 6 and 7 hours of sleep per night.

One might think that more sleep equals a more rested student and higher grades.  After all, we are inundated with advice from experts who say that sleep is a cornerstone of good health.  However, the opposite seems to be true – increased sleep is correlated with lower grades.  Click on the image below to watch the redOrbit video.

And don’t feel  too guilty next time you want to drag your kid out of bed at noon – it’s in his best academic interest.


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