Starting School Before 8:30 AM Causes Depression In Students

Getting up super early to do something you don’t really want to do is the worst. So perhaps it’s no surprise a new study from University of Rochester Medical Center has found when school starts before 8:30 a.m. it increases a student’s risk of suffering with depression and anxiety. It’s believed this happens because early start times put pressure on children to get enough sleep. Lead study author, Dr. Jack Peltz, says kids should maintain a consistent bedtime routine and minimize their technology use before bed to get the best sleep. He adds, “Better sleep hygiene combined with later school start times would yield better outcomes.” (Daily Mail)