06 Jun '17, 3pm

ICYMI: Singapore HS students sleep more, reap benefits from later school schedule

ICYMI: Singapore HS students sleep more, reap benefits from later school schedule

Image: INQUIRER.net stock photo The adage goes that the early bird catches the worm, but for one high school in Singapore, dozing off a bit more spells higher success in school. According to a Channel News Asia report, Singapore’s Nanyang Girls High made the decision to start at 8:15 a.m., one that concerned parents. Secondary schools in Singapore usually start at 7:30 a.m. However, this was to address the lack of sleep found in 80 percent of teens. Based on Duke-NUS (National University of Singapore) Medical School researchers’ sleep studies, lack of sleep affected health, grades and cognitive abilities. ADVERTISEMENT The school’s principal, Professor Michael Chee, understands the implications of the study well as he is also a director at the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience at Duke-NUS. “Your biological clock shifts when you go into your teen years, you start having a p...

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