Transcript for Does School Start Too Early?
report out this morning on teens and sleep. And the study says starting school classes too early could hurt grades and health. And these doctors sounding the alarms. This could be the secret to getting an a this year for the kids. It looked at the causes of poor sleep quality, reliance of caffeine, technology use, and the Normal sleep patterns, a link to obesity, drowsy driving, and poor academic performance all tied to not getting enough sleep. What is your prescription to fix this? We have to get on it now. Getting ready to head into the school year. Watch the caffeine, make sure they unplug from everything with a screen at least an hour before bed. No screens in the room. The flashing of the screen keeps you up. Absolutely. And then work backwards. If your child has to be at school at 7:00 A.M., and eight to nine hours of sleep, that means they need to be closing their ice at 10:00 or 11:00 at night. Not easy to do. This does not mean you can sleep late and be late for school. They want schools to start later. That's right. This is a call to action. School should start later, and once in a while, hit the snooze button. Kids will like this. Why didn't we have this? Can we implement this at "Good morning America"? I'm just wondering. Thank you.
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