School day start the earliest at 9.
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Sleep is crucial to one's well-being. However, with school being so demanding, many students do not get the recommended 8 hours of sleep a night in order to stay healthy.
The University of Texas at Austin offers the same classes at multiple times in order to accommodate students' lives. However, many classes are only offered in the morning at 8. With the amount of activities and studying college students are involved in, they end up sleeping very late and, if even, showing up to their morning classes very sleep deprived.
This would not be a problem if the University made it mandatory for classes to start no earlier than 9. Now it may seem that an hour is not a huge difference, but according to The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Center of Disease Control, students are more likely to get enough sleep during the night if school started the earliest at 9.
If the University is able to provide students with this accommodation, students will be living happier and healthier lives, academic performances and school involvement will increase, and there will be a huge reduction in anxiety attacks and stress, making UT Austin an even more high performing school!
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