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The science is in: Teenagers need more sleep. As such, experts have issued a recommendation that middle and high schools start later in the day.

For teens to get enough zzzs during the week, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends classes should begin no earlier than 8:30 a.m.

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If you think sleeping isn’t a big deal for teens, think again: According to the National Sleep Foundation, teens who get the least shut-eye have the highest rate of depression, hopelessness, and general anxiety.

To be honest, we think teachers might enjoy a later start to their day as well.