Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young received the 2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine for their work on circadian biology. They found that circadian rhythms align with the Earth’s rotation and cannot be altered for convenience.
Synchronizing our internal clocks presents a significant health challenge. Synchronicity allows sleep to occur when we are able to heal and when our brains are primed for maintenance and memory solidification. RHS’s too-early start times interfere with the natural cycle of adolescent sleep and are damaging to student health.