Starting lessons later increases performance: science says so

Starting lessons later can ensure better student performance, for example in sports, but performance in school can also benefit.

These are the results of a new study byUniversity of Pisawhich confirms, according to La Nazione’s report, the negative effects of chronic lack of sleep and social jetlagthat is, the misalignment between preferred, biologically determined bedtimes, and actual times due to social obligations such as having to go to school.


The research was based on a sample of 93 students, between the ages of 13 and 17, athletes from basketball sports clubs in the province of Pisa (ASD Polisportiva Nicosia, GMV Ghezzano, Dream Basket), who were “studied” by researchers from Sonnolab from the Department of Translational Research and New Technologies in Medicine and Surgery.

“Social jet lag and chronic sleep deprivation – he says Simon Bruno PhD student in Clinical and Translational Sciences at the University of Pisa – it can have negative consequences on various aspects of the physiology of youngsters, such as school and sports performance and the learning of new skills.

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The experiment involved boys performing multiple sessions of 10 free throws during summer break and while they were on their way to school: all in all, approximately 8,000 free throws were collected. Once the results were analyzed, the conclusion was reached that “school schedules do not match the biology of the students’ sleep rhythm,” concludes Professor Ugo Farragona, Director of Sonnolab.

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