Resetting Sleep Cycle Means Better Grades for Teens
Children change during puberty, so do their sleep habits. Specifically, their biological rhythms — the sleep and wake cycle — get longer to varying degrees. This can cause a teen to function better at night and need to sleep later.
Adolescents with very long rhythms — 25 hours or longer — are considered delayed. When this happens, the body schedule can conflict with that of school and of society, and the teen can experience daytime sleepiness or another common symptom, hyperactivity.
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