After A Death, Crackdown On Drowsy Teen Drivers Led To Fewer Crashes, Study Finds
The results are striking: Among junior operators (ages 16-17), the overall rate of car accidents fell by 18.6 percent, the rate of night crashes decreased by almost 29 percent, and there was an almost 40 percent decrease in car crashes resulting in a fatal or incapacitating injury, researchers report.
Sleepy Students: A Pediatrician's Plea For Later School Start Times
In looking at the neurobehavioral issues in teens, it turns out that just one night of sleep deprivation in an adolescent has marked worsening of sustained attention, reaction speed, cognitive processing speed and subjective sleepiness.
Pediatricians: Middle And High School Should Start No Earlier Than 8:30 AM
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that middle and high schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m., citing the growing research that rampant sleep deprivation hurts teens in multiple ways, from mood to academics to car crashes.