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Schools should start later to prevent accidents, depression, scientists say
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Schools should start later to prevent accidents, depression, scientists say

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nati...100573390/

Quote:Teenagers' school days shouldn't begin before 8:30 a.m., says American Academy of Sleep Medicine, linking early start times to car accidents, depression and poor academic performance.
In a position statement published Saturday in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, the sleep research group asserted that later start times aid peak alertness and performance while supporting better mental health and student safety.

As teenagers enter puberty, their biological programming for sleep shifts later, the statement notes, causing a clash with early start times that results in sleep deprivation.

“Early school start times make it difficult for adolescents to get sufficient sleep on school nights, and chronic sleep loss among teens is associated with a host of problems, including poor school performance, increased depressive symptoms, and motor vehicle accidents,” said Nathaniel Watson, M.D., the statement's lead author.
“Starting school at 8:30 a.m. or later gives teens a better opportunity to get the sufficient sleep they need to learn and function at their highest level.”
► Related: What happens if you don't sleep for 24 hours? You're basically drunk
A 2015 analysis from the Centers for Disease Control found that 83% of schools started earlier than 8:30, with 8:03 being the average start time for public middle and high schools. The longstanding debate over school start times typically pits the parents of tired students against school officials who argue later times complicate after-school sporting events.

The academy recommends teens between 13 and 18 years of age sleep eight to ten hours each night, but CDC data show two-thirds of students report sleeping seven hours or less on school nights.

The dangers associated with a lack of sleep include obesity, athletic injuries, depression symptoms and risky behaviors, the academy said.

It even cited a published study that linked a one-hour delay in start times with a 16.5% drop in the rate of car crashes among student drivers.

The circadian shifts experienced by teens can continue into young adulthood: A recent study analyzing college students found their ideal start times to be after 11 a.m. or noon.

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I might have actually graduated if school started later

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School schedules were always a bitch for me. I actually finally found a way to get used to them but I had to wake up at fucking 5.

Holy shit these schools need to protect our fucking health.

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I remember when my school started at 8:30. Then those butts decided to make it earlier to fit more into the day. Couldn't they have just made dismissal later?
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No because school officials are stupid

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Since I only get sleepy around 11-12pm and I had to get up around 6am, I just slept 6-7 hours thinking it was enough. Yet, my concentration was always shit and I didn't even notice until I slept 9 hours once and I felt awesome.

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Yeah 8-9 hours is the life. Otherwise I'm a zombie.

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oh so you mean to say if school didn't start at 8:30 for me i'd be even more depressed? joy!

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Yes lol

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