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Later school start time linked to fewer migraines in adolescents


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Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Reuters Health - 07/12/2020 - Adolescents whose high schools start after 8:30 a.m. may have fewer migraines than their counterparts who have to get to school earlier, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined survey data from 1,012 adolescents with migraine. Half of them started school at 8:30 a.m. or later, and the other half started earlier in the morning. In adjusted analysis, after accounting for total hours of sleep, sex, migraine medication, breakfast habits, grade level, and homework time, teens with a late start had fewer migraine days (mean 5.8) per month than those with earlier starts (mean 7.1). "I think that part of the association is likely due to greater total sleep duration, however, the association remained even after adjusting for total sleep duration," said lead study author Dr. Amy Gelfand, an associate professor of neurology at the University of California San Francisco and director of Child and Adolescent Headache at UCSF Benioff Childr...


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