FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Parents, there’s a good chance your teenager isn’t getting nearly enough sleep.
The Centers for Disease Control released a report today that says less than ten-percent of high school students across the country get the recommended nine to ten hours of sleep each night.
In Arlington, there’s a grassroots organization pushing for later school start times for that very reason.
The CDC’s six-year study shows teens get less and less sleep as they progress through high school.
By the time they’re seniors, 95-percent do not get enough sleep, and most aren’t even close to the recommended 9-hour minimum.
Researchers say this is bad news because lack of sleep effects memory, emotional health, immune system, weight and the ability to pay attention in class.
Now, a group in Arlington called, “Start School Later,” wants the district to change its high school start time from 7:35 to 8:30. A committee started looking into that in August.
CBS 11 reached out to Arlington ISD today to see where things stand in that process. The district tells us the committee finished its review of school start times and the impact on academics, operations and family last week.
The committee did not make a recommendation. The information is now being reviewed by the administration.
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