Sleepy high schoolers, later start?

Students are recommended to get 8.5 to 9.5 hours of sleep each night.

Students are recommended to get 8.5 to 9.5 hours of sleep each night.

Students can often be heard complaining about being tired or not having enough sleep, and while it’s mostly dismissed as their own fault for staying up late or other reasons, a CDC study on this issue says differently.  Fewer than 1 in 5 schools in the U.S. start at the recommended 8:30 time, having an average start time of 8:03 across the nation, which leads to sleepy high school students who are not using their full brain power on account of sleep deprivation.  Having a later start time for school would be better for many reasons.  Such as, students would be able to get the appropriate amount of sleep needed for adolescents, which is on average 8.5 to 9.5 hours for a school night.  Insufficient sleep causes many problems such as health issues, safety, and grades slipping. While starting school later means that it would also end later, and many students think that would be worse, starting later would most likely help improve grades, awareness in school, and school life in general, leading to an overall better education.  Starting school no earlier than 8:30 would significantly improve sleep issues and school in general for high school and middle school aged students across America.