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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Wendy Troxel: Does High School Start Too Early?

From NPR's TED Radio Hour

November 17, 2017

Sleep expert Wendy Troxel says teens are sleep-deprived because of early school start times that cater to adults. She says high schools should start classes at least an hour later.

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.

About Wendy Troxel

Dr. Wendy Troxel is a Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist at RAND and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in behavioral treatments for insomnia and other sleep disorders. Her research focuses on the interface between sleep and health, as well as the implications for public policy. She is considered a leading authority on the connection between sleep and relationships.

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