The Anchorage School District is considering starting high school later in the day. University of Alaska Anchorage professor, Christopher Jung, supports the idea and has research to back it up.

He joined Daybreak Monday morning to discuss the mental and physical impact that the current start time has on high schoolers, and why he believes it would benefit the students to start later in the day.

When asked how long of a delay would be beneficial, Jung responded: “Any delay seems to be beneficial, even as little as 30 minutes according to the research. 60 minutes would be better of course.”

He will be presenting his findings at the 2018 Alaska Brain Bee, an academic competition for high schoolers. That event will be on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Anchorage Museum.

Head to to register.

To learn more about Dr. Christopher Jung and his research, head to

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