Homeschoolers are sleeping easy tonight

In the first study of its kind, researchers have determined that teens who are homeschooled benefit from healthier sleep habits than those who go to most private and public schools…

[Sleep psychologist Lisa] Meltzer and her colleagues charted the sleep patterns of 2,612 students, including nearly 500 who are homeschooled. They found that adolescent homeschooled students slept an average of 90 minutes more per night than public and private school students…

The study concluded that more than half (55%) of teens who were homeschooled got the optimal amount of sleep per week, compared to just 24.5% of those who attend public and private schools. Conversely, 44.5% of public and private school teens got insufficient sleep during the school week, compared to only 16.3% of homeschooled teens.

Quote source

National Jewish Health (2013). Study Finds Homeschool Students Sleep Better: Research Supports Later Start Times For High School. Available http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-03-homeschool-students-high-school.html. Last accessed 16 Mar 2016.

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