You don’t snooze, you lose. And nowhere in the world do young students sleep less than in the U.S.
That’s the discovery made by researchers at Boston College, who discovered that American students are the most sleep-deprived in the world.
This in turn has adverse effects on learning and classroom performance. Researchers found that in the U.S. 73 percent of 9 and 10-year-olds and 80 percent of 13 and 14-year-olds did not get enough sleep. That’s much higher than the world average, in which 47 percent of the younger group needed more sleep and 57 percent of the older group did. One of the primary culprits in more-affluent countries is the ubiquity of cellphones and computers in kids’ bedrooms.