According to the Los Angeles Times, there may be a biological reason.
A study at Brown University suggests that teenagers can't wake up early because their bodies haven't finished developing and growing.
Everyone needs melatonin in their system to fall asleep. And teenage bodies produce melatonin later at night, so they still have it in their system in the morning, and find it harder to wake up.
Schools that start at 7:30 or even earlier, find their classes filled with sleepy students who can't pay attention. And tired teens are more likely to have behavior and drug problems, negative moods swings and out-of-control emotions.
In the past ten years, school districts in 20 states, including Alaska and Florida, have refused to start classes before 8:30 a.m., particularly in schools that aren't performing well on standardized tests. It's hard to tell whether grades are getting better, but the number of dropouts has fallen about 3% a year.
At one school, 50% of the students who were late every day now get to school on time.
And teachers think their students are more awake and better able to concentrate before lunch.
And what's the final benefit of starting school later in the day? The teachers get to stay home long enough to have breakfast with their own kids.
I'm going to bust some marriage myths wide open right now I'm going to bust some marriage myths wide open right now, courtesy of Discovery Health.com:Myth #1:… If you want your baby boy to grow up to be a 'real man,' treat him with kid gloves. Boy babies who are treated gently grow up to be generous, strong, self-confident men, with successfu… Here's How to Handle a Few Prom Issues What’s the word on every teenager’s mind right now? PROM! Yep, the season is here, and w… Don't Be A Victim No one ever thinks they'll be a victim of a violent crime. But you have to be prepared. Now I don't … Caught Trash Talking Everybody's done it one time or another. You trash talk someone only to find that they're standing i… Clues to Help You Recognize if Someone Is Drowning Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death in children, ages 15 and under – just… Have your kids taken up "pharming?" We're not talking planting crops, here. But "pharmaceutical" partying - kids getting together and tr… Get Your Dad to Open Up How many times have you heard someone say, “I wish I’d been closer to my Father.” … Have Dinner with Your Kids Parents, want to improve your kids’ grades, their health, and stop them from trying cigarettes… College Freshmen Are So Overwhelmed They're Cosidering The Turkey Drop College Freshmen, if you're having trouble settling in to your first semester on campus, you're not … Okay parents, listen up! I have an urgent warning to keep your children safe, courtesy of the website KidsHealth.org: More and more kids are intentionally overdosing on a drug that's plentiful, cheap, and as easy to ge… How to Tell if Your Child is Gifted Here are the signs to look for in different area of intellect according to the book, "You Know Your … Is Your Child Obsessed With Silly Bandz? If you haven’t heard of these, ask a kid in elementary school. They’re the hottest thing… Ok time for a crash course in things every person must know. These helpful hints come from Rodale Publishing. A leaky radiator: To get to the next service statio… Here Are Seven Ways Our Siblings Impact Our Lives Siblings have more to do with how you turned out than researchers first thought. According to US New…
For A Better Relationship Go On A 2 SIMPLE Germ Remedies Two quick and easy remedies to keep you safe from germs that cause colds and bring on other types … Third Hand Smoke is Dangerous The Benefits of Owning a Pet Having a pet decreases your blood pressure, cholesterol and feeling of loneliness. Animals contribut… Does Gaming Cause Health Problems? There are more adult gamers today than teens and … Health Questions Answered by Dr. Oz Loneliness Is Bad For Your Health One reason is because many Americans are unmarried and live alone.… Do You Have A Pushy Boss? Posting Naked Photos of Your Baby Online Does Your Man Have the Man Flu? There may be a good reason why grown men turn in to little boys when they catch a bug… Avoid Tattoos & Body Piercings Your Pet Can Save Your Life Pets not only provide companionship, but can also help save your life. Pets can protect against hear… Cyberbullying Has Become a Huge Problem New intel shows online harassment of young people has risen 50 percent in recent years. Cell phones … Are Cats Smarter Than Dogs? Cats have more brains for their size than dogs do. They have more neurons than dogs as well. Howev… Kung Fu & Hip Hop Are Good for Your Taking up kung fu or hip hop dancing helps get you exercise and stimulates your brain cells. The com…