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What Time Do You Start School At? Sleep Experts Say It Might Be Too Early!

4 JAN 2016
Career Path : Education News
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What time is it when you arrive at work or school? Is it before 8:30 a.m.? How about 10 a.m.? 11 a.m.? Well, depending on your age, sleep experts say you might be starting too early!

Paul Kelley, a sleep researcher at the University of Oxford, found that students between the ages of 8 and 10 should not begin their school day earlier than 8:30 a.m., while those who are 16 years old shouldn’t start before 10 a.m. Kelley’s study also found that 18-year-olds should not begin their school day anytime before 11 a.m. Additionally, adults between 18 and 55 years old (who’ve already finished school and have started their careers) should begin their workday at 10 a.m. or later!


According to a study published by Paul Kelley and his colleagues in Learning, Media and Technology, we should be following our “natural clock” when it comes to waking up and starting our day. In fact, by disrupting this clock has actually been linked to certain health problems including anxiety, weight gain, diabetes and more.

What time does your day normally begin?


Source: Business Insider