Doctors Call For Later School Start For Teens

(Undated) -- The American Academy of Pediatrics says delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would effectively counteract what's being called an epidemic of insufficient and erratic sleep patterns among teens. Dr. Kevin Campbell adds that parents need to work with their kids. The nation's biggest pediatric organization says pushing back school start times would help teens get the eight and-a-half to nine and-a-half nightly hours of sleep they need. The study is published online in the journal "Pediatrics."