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If America’s Children Slept In, It Would be Worth $9 Billion

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I’m not afraid to say it… I think our kids wake up way too early!

First off, my daughter who’s in Kindergarten wakes up entirely too early. She generally wakes up at about 6:30 AM so she can be at school by 7:30. Often times, even with a good night’s rest, she wakes up grumpy and downright agitated. I can’t blame her, who wants to do that every single day?

I’m not saying they should be able to sleep until 11:00 AM or anything that drastic, but if their first bell didn’t ring until 8:30, the amount of money America would make is truly astounding.

Rand.org ran an article that dove into this, and you won’t believe what they found. Here’s what it would be worth to America if they slept in each morning. According to them, if school didn’t start until 8:30 AM every day, America would make 83 Billion in a decade, or about 9 Billion every year.

How? They based this figure off savings predicted to occur from things like fewer accidents on the way to school involving tired drivers, and from students doing better in school overall.

As money-hungry as our country is, if this number is true, you might get to sleep in a little later sooner rather than later.

To read the full story, click HERE.

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