According to CBS New York, several districts in New Jersey are considering later school start times in order to allow students to get a full night’s sleep.

Early to bed, early to rise is scientifically not the norm for teenagers whose changing hormones program them to stay up later.

“This is a neurobiological process that’s happening as they age from childhood through teenage years,” said Dr. Nathaniel Watson.

Dr. Watson is the incoming president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and says having the school day start at 7 a.m. is not productive.

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