Study: Kids got more sleep when school was remote

As students across the country are beginning to return to the classroom for in-person learning, a new study is suggesting they actually got more sleep when school was remote.

Researchers analyzed self-reported sleep data from over 5,000 adolescents across the country.

A fifth of middle school students and 37% of high school students who attended school in person reported getting sufficient sleep.

When students took live online classes, 38% of middle school and 56% of high school students reported getting enough shut-eye.

However, online school without live classes allowed students to get the most sleep.

Sufficient sleep is considered to be at least nine hours for middle school and at least eight hours for high school.

This study is led by researchers at National Jewish Health and is published in "Sleep."