Knowledge Center: Too Early to Rise

Knowledge Center: Too Early to Rise

Schools mull later start times for student wellbeing.

They say the early bird catches the worm, but for teens in high school, it would be better to catch some shut-eye. 

That’s why the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are among those urging the nation’s school systems to move back the start of the high school day and let students sleep a little longer in the morning.

“The evidence strongly implicates earlier school start times (i.e., befo

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