Sleepy Teens: A Public Health Epidemic

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December 1, 2016

Most middle and high schools in the United States start at or before 8:00 a.m. But major medical organizations recommend that these schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m.

In this TEDx talk, RAND senior behavioral and social scientist Wendy Troxel discusses how early start times clash with adolescent biology, contributing to an epidemic of sleep deprivation.

Wendy Troxel, Senior Behavioral & Social Scientist, RAND Corporation

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