Living That BOUNCE Life

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 01: Children riding home from school on a school bus watch as Baltimore residents celebrate at the corner of West North Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue after Baltimore authorities released a report on the death of Freddie Gray on May 1, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore City State's Attorney, ruled the death of Freddie Gray a homicide and that criminal charges will be filed. Gray, 25, was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife on April 12 outside the Gilmor Houses housing project on Baltimore's west side. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Governor Gavin Newson just passed a law that will have California students very pleased. Beginning in July of 2022, middle and high schools will be required to start at a later time; 8 a.m. or later for middle schools, and 8:30 or later for high schools.

State Senator, Anthony Portantino, wrote about the decision on Facebook, stating, “This will have a tremendous benefit to student health and academic performance.”

The decision to change the start times comes after research proved that early start times are unhealthy for students. Per CNN, “Due to shifts in their biological rhythms, adolescents become sleepy later at night during puberty and need to sleep later in the morning. But a combination of poor sleep habits and early school times means that most young people aren’t getting enough sleep.”

CNN also explains that according to The American Academy of Sleep Medicine, children 6-12 years old should sleep nine to 12 hours a night. Teenagers should be getting eight to 10.