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Doctor shares secret for teen mental health: sleep

Original post made on Nov 15, 2017

Dr. Jacob Towery told parents attending his recent talk at Hillview Middle School how they can do one thing to improve their teens mental health -- assure they get more sleep.

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Posted by Start school later
a resident of Woodside: other
on Nov 15, 2017 at 2:53 pm

Woodside HS still starts period 1 at 8am, and 0 period at 7am. When will that change to the plethora of national recommendations to start school after 8:30am, like many other local schools?

M-A period 1 starts at 8:45am.

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Posted by Start school later
a resident of Woodside: other
on Nov 15, 2017 at 3:03 pm

I see the students are debating it. Is the administration?

As a parent with one in middle and one starting HS soon, both at the same exact time, I'm wondering how I will coordinate that, and how my kids will get enough sleep with the massive volume of homework they have. A later HS start time would help, because teen's biological clock do not allow them to easier to fall asleep earlier. They already are deprived of electronics by 9pm and still toss and turn until almost 11pm.

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