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Delay school start time for teenagers.

Delay school start time for teenagers.

A new study has shown delaying school start times for teenagers can have major benefits, including better academic performance and improved mental and physical health.

When students in their mid-teens started school at 10am instead of the usual 8:30am, rates of illness decreased by more than half over a two-year period, and got significantly better grades.

The long-term study, which was carried out in an English state school, demonstrated the huge health impact that early start times and more sleep can have on teenagers

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