Because teenagers need eight to nine hours of sleep, waking up at 6 a.m. can lead to a pattern of sleep deprivation. And that puts them at higher risk of a whole range of potential problems, from depression to automobile accidents. Now, some parents are pushing for later school day start times.
why don’t students try to go to bed earlier? if you start school later, it’ll end later, and students will stay up even later. consequently still depriving them of sleep.
I heard this story on NPR this morning and wondered the same thing ^