Starting school only 10 minutes later, can help teens get more sleep.

A study out of Brock University found at least one-third of high school students aren’t getting the recommended amount of sleep.

Brock Assistant Professor Karen Patte says sleep deficiency increases the risk of lower academic achievement, poor mental health and even substance abuse.

The research shows pushing classes 10 minutes later, can give teens almost half an hour more sleep.

The study looked at data from nearly 50 schools across the province and tested different start times to see optimal sleep benefits.

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