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A Society of Behavioral Medicine Call to Action
Start Middle Schools and High Schools
at 8:30 a.m. or Later
It's Better for Student Health and Learning
Teens are biologically wired to sleep late, but schools start early.
Schools with later start times see improvements.
  • concentration
  • mood
  • test scores
  • attendance
  • misbehavior
  • caffeine use
  • car accidents

School boards and education departments must make sure teens start class at 8:30 a.m. or later.
Plus decreases in: