Elite school brings in sleep expert

The survey found seniors were the most sleep-deprived.
The survey found seniors were the most sleep-deprived.

ONE of the top schools in the state has brought in a sleep specialist after a study of its students' nocturnal habits revealed many were sleep-deprived.

Brisbane Grammar School now asks students to keep sleep diaries and makes boarders hand in phones before ­bedtime after a school-wide survey found poor habits such as all-night study sessions and technology in the bedroom.

Deputy headmaster of ­students David Carroll said that the results were part of a two-year study that started with the sleep patterns of its athletes before being extended to all students.

The survey found seniors were the most sleep-deprived, getting an average of 37 minutes less than the minimum eight hours recommended each night.

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Do you think students should have greater limits on technology?

This poll ended on 28 July 2017.

Current Results

Yes. They are spending far too much time on phones


Yes, especially if it is affecting their sleep


No. It's just part of being in a modern world


They shouldn't have them in the bedroom at all


This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.


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