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Researchers around the world corroborated these findings.
At the onset of puberty, nearly all humans (and most mammals) experience a delay of sleep timing in the brain.
My research shows that teens’ inability to get out of bed before 8 a.m.
has serious consequences for learning and health outcomes.
Since the experts have started to weigh in, hundreds of schools in 45 states across the country have been able to make the shift.
In fact, the state of California is currently considering a bill that would require all middle and high schools in the state to start school no earlier than a.m. Legislators are starting to consider teens’ sleep deficit as an issue of public health.
The oldest students in cities and large towns were given the earliest starting time, with the thought that high school was preparation for the adult world of work.
Many rural schools continue to have only a single starting time, as buses pick up students of all ages on a single run.
In other words, the biology of the teenage brain is in direct conflict with school schedules, which typically require adolescents to begin school earlier and younger children to start later.
As they struggle to get up early, parents battle to get them out of bed and off to school – a stressful way for everyone involved to start the day.
Are teenagers just being lazy when they have to be dragged out of bed in the morning?
This fixed pattern of melatonin secretion in teens changes back to an individual’s genetically preferred sleep/wake timing once puberty is over.
The unique sleep/wake pattern of teens is beyond their control.