New Research: Early School Start Times Are Unhealthy For Kids

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Long before the sun comes up, many Maryland families are trying to beat the clock to make it to school on time. But new research shows it’s actually unhealthy to drag teens out of bed so early. Now several Maryland counties are considering whether they should change school start times.

Denise Koch has more.

All across Maryland, alarm clocks ring before the crack of dawn. Snooze buttons take a beating from sleep-deprived teens. It’s an age-old battle between parents and kids to get out of bed and get to school.

“You can sleep for 10 more minutes,” said Marie Kovacs.

Marie Kovacs is doing her best to convince 15-year-old Christine it’s time to get up. It’s not easy. You need a big pot of coffee when the school bell rings at 7:17 a.m.

Christine, a sophomore at Broadneck High School in Annapolis, is wiped out. Like other teens, she is severely sleep deprived.

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