What can we do, in addition to changing school start times, to help adolescents get more sleep?

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RTSD plans to undertake a number of strategies to help the district community support student sleep health, including:

  • Encouraging families to set electronic curfews
  • Encouraging families to limit substances, such as caffeine, that can interfere with adequate sleep quality and quantity
  • Encouraging families to make sleep a priority health behavior
  • Encouraging families to keep a consistent sleep-wake cycle routine
  • Encouraging families to evaluate and, where possible, modify potentially excessive academic and extra-curricular demands
  • Educating community on general sleep health strategies
  • Continuing to integrate sleep health into school instruction