Is It Incorporates Technology Use Into The School Start Time Discussion

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1. I used the phrase “school start times” in the University of North Florida’s OneSearch database to find this particular research study. I selected this research study, because it incorporates technology use into the school start time discussion.
2. Borlase, Gander, and Gibson (2013) stress the importance of sleep for teenagers. They often get less sleep than younger children, but need at least as much. Results from previous studies are shared, stating the importance of sleep during this time in a teenager’s life. “Sleep loss is related to lower academic performance, lower self esteem, higher incidence of depressive symptoms, increased substance use, and an association with being overweight” (Borlase et al., 2013, p. 46). Daytime tiredness is also discussed as a potential cause of traffic accidents. Contrastingly, adequate sleep has been associated with good health and healthy behaviors. Interestingly, Borlase et al. (2013) believe the issue of adolescent sleepiness is going unrecognized, because it is considered normal.
3. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a self-imposed delay to school start times (in 2006) at one particular school in Wellington, New Zealand and also the changes in technological use in the bedroom from 1999 to 2008.
4. A survey was conducted in 1999 and again in 2008 at Wellington High School, “an inner city state-run high school with a wide catchment and diverse student population” (Borlase et al., 2013, p. 47). Students (years…

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