According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine middle and high schools should start classes no earlier than 8:30 a.m.
so that teens can get enough sleep during the week.
The AASM explained that delaying the school day would help reduce tardiness, improve attendance and boost driving safety,
and would also ensure that teens are more alert and ready to learn throughout the day.
The AASM also recommends that teens between the ages of 13 and 18 routinely get eight to 10 hours of sleep a night to promote good health and well being.
According to the CDC, more than two-thirds of high school students get less than seven hours of sleep on school nights during the week.