26 Jun '16, 9am

Can starting school an hour later help tackle sleep debt? Tell us what you think! #snooze

Sleep deprivation has been a constant concern in the 21st century. Not only are working adults sacrificing sleep for work, students are facing insufficient sleep from school too. However, things may soon change, following the latest approach by the American Medical Association (AMA). What's going on? The AMA aims to tackle sleep deprivation by pushing for a policy to start school an hour later at 8.30am, instead of the usual 7:30am, to help students to get enough sleep. Targeted at middle and high school students in the United States, the AMA cited health concerns as their rationale for doing so. Besides being linked to physical and mental problems, such as poor memory performance, sleep deprivation may also hamper puberty development. In recent years, sleep deprivation has also become a rising concern among Singaporeans, as Singapore was ranked as one of the most sleep-de...

Full article: https://www.youth.sg/Our-Voice/Your-Take/2016/6/Stripping...

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