Many of us can agree that 8:05 in the morning is too early of a starting time for schools. According to “The Atlantic”, teenagers have a much more difficult time falling asleep at an early time than other people. This is natural, and if school starts at an incredibly early time, students can oversleep, which results in tardiness. Students can also come to class unprepared, start slacking on grades, and can do poorly on graded assignments. Not only are academic risks involved, but health dangers, as well. An average teenager should receive eight-and-a-half to nine-and-a-half hours of sleep each night. If not, the lack of sleep may result in obesity, depression, and accidents in public places (Richmond). Schools should definitely have later starting hours than they currently do. The first issue early starting times have on students is that tardiness can be caused by these drastic hours of arrival. Many students, especially teenagers, like to stay up late or have trouble falling asleep at early hours in the evening. This can cause people to oversleep and result in being late for class in the morning. Most schools have a policy where if a student is late to school a certain number of times, a detention is given out. Detentions leave marks on school records, which can become a conflict or obstacle in the future success of the student. Chances of tardiness in the mornings can also be really stressful, not only for the student, but for their parents, too. Being late causes increased chances of coming into class unprepared for the day, which can additionally stress out a teacher, as well. In addition, students learn way better in school when they are not tired or asleep. The brain absorbs more information when fully awake and alert (Richmond). “In more than 40 states, at least 75 percent of public schools start earlier than 8:30 a.m.,” according to CDC’s report (Richmond).” Studies also show that on average, most teenagers go to sleep at 10:40 in the evening. This means that students are getting a very small amount of sleep. This causes students to arrive to class late, sleep-deprived, and unprepared to learn. Lack of sleep can result in obesity and depression, which are evident health risks that may danger the lives of students (Richmond). The harsh impact of early arrival hours can also cause students to start slacking on their grades, having poor participation in class, and unacceptable scores on graded assignments. This can interfere with future success of the students, which can also result in academic conflicts and obstacles. If a particular student wants to apply to a certain prestigious school and has poor participation, their teacher has the ability to say however they feel the student is doing, and highlight some of their best moments in class. With poor class participation, however, that student’s recommendation from their teacher most likely won’t turn out the best, which will decrease the chances of them getting accepted into said school. As you can see, schools should change the times they begin their educational facility in order to fit accordingly into the sleep schedules of the students. Tardiness can be caused in the early mornings. Students might not understand the lessons as much as they would have if their schools had later arrival times. Students can also develop poor participation and changing their grades drastically in the worst ways possible (Richmond). In conclusion, schools should change their arrival hours to later times, for the students’ benefits.