Schools should start at 9:30-10AM

Schools should start at 9:30-10AM

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School should start later on, approximately between 9:30 or 10am. This is because the mental wellbeing of students is an essential part of receiving a good education, and one of the most important factors of mental wellbeing is to get sufficient of sleep. Something of which teenagers don't obtain when they have a poor sleep schedule. The teenager's academic workload alongside extra curricular activities are nigh impossible to accommodate along with a healthy sleeping schedule.

One Study shows "Many teenagers sleep late and have trouble getting up in the morning due to teenagers' biological clocks changing during puberty." -  The University of Michigan.

Some teens may even develop sleep deprivation. Teenagers need at least 9 hours of sleep every night. But, this amount of sleep is unavailable to teenagers due to school starting so early.

"Current school times are not designed for adolescence and young adults. Falling asleep before 11pm becomes biologically difficult and waking up before 8am is a struggle. This is because their internal body clock is shifted forward by a couple of hours meaning their circadian rhythm is 'running late'. Teenagers are fighting their own biology to get to school on time." - Dr. Karan Raj

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