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Wellness Wednesday: High school sleep deprivation

Man hitting alarm clock in bed.

Early high school start times contribute to widespread sleep deprivation for teenagers. That lack of sleep then worsens mental health outcomes for this age group. Today on Wellness Wednesday, we’re taking a look at how school start times impact teen health. Later in the hour, we’ll discuss the prevalence of comas and the home health aide shortage.


  • Alex Janin, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
  • Thomas Lawson, Lead Nurse Practitioner in Neurocritical Care, OSU Wexner Medical Center
  • Katie White, Administrator, Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

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