The amount of sleep you do need is on average 8-9.5 hours of sleep. You need this amount of sleep to be able to focus the next day. As a Student, I feel if I was able to get the rest I needed and then go to school more energized I would enjoy school a lot more. Somedays I would be in such a rush to get to school before 8:00 I wouldn’t even eat breakfast. If you don't get enough sleep after a while it can cause serious brain damage such as a loss of 25 percent of
School Start Times Affect Teenagers Health A teenagers sleep/wake cycle can be two to three hours different than younger kids and adults. Later start times could help teenagers get the sleep they desperately need. Many students report of being tired during the school day. Therefore this is an important topic to look at because of all the problems this is creating for teenagers and young adults. Many schools across the United States start school before 8:30AM, which is not only unhealthy for teens but it can also be dangerous.
At this point in a teenager’s life, their internal body clock is not functioning properly. Their body clock is set different from the other age groups, such as adults and children. It’s proven that teenagers just naturally want to stay awake in the later hours of the night, and then sleep in later in the mornings. According to a National Sleep foundation poll, at least 28% of teenagers fall asleep in their first class of the day. Someone could argue that this just makes going to their first class a complete waste of time.
Schools should start later in the day so students can get enough sleep to fully function. Starting school early in the morning can have huge effects to a student's health, academics, and attendance. First of all, not getting enough sleep can affect someone's health in future. Second, many students may fall asleep in class and miss vital information for an upcoming test. Finally, as a child get older their internal clock change and it is very hard to get the recommended 8 1/2 - 9 1/2 hours of sleep.
I would go home and lock myself in my room trying to get away fro the name calling but that didn’t help. 7th grade came along and I was “whore and ugly” by my school mates, and “loser and dumb” from my family. By this time I was used to being called names and thought depression was normal. It was the summer of 7th grade, I was going into 8th grade and decided that I want to transfer schools to try to help this problem I was going through. Summer ended, school started and so did the name calling.
Waking up early affects teenagers’ social life, mentality, physical being, and academic career. A study has proven that lack of sleep will affect a teenagers’ life in a negative way, “Overtime, not obtaining enough sleep can hurt student’s healthy, safety, social life, and school career.” (National Sleep foundation 1) Due to teenagers naturally not being able to fall asleep till later in the night and forcing students to wake up severely early in the morning for school, they are exhausted. A recent study shows that students are tired throughout their school day, 60% of children under 18 say that they are tired throughout the day (National Sleep Foundation 1) As Brunswick students are exhausted throughout their day and it is showing that by the grades from students. The Board of Education needs to take these studies and facts seriously so they can help provide an intelligent and responsible new
Are you and the School Board aware that Melrose High School is apart of the 40% of U.S. schools that start before 8 a.m.? Are you aware that this early start time is harming the students at Melrose High School? After countless studies, sleep experts have determined a shift in adolescent sleep cycles. For a typical adolescent, their sleep cycle begins round 11 p.m. and continues through 8 a.m. With the early start times in place; adolescents are getting a 5 or 6 a.m. wake up call to get to school without being tardy. This only allows students to get 6 or 7 hours of sleep every night.
Despite the fact that countless studies have proven that students that receive eight to nine hours of sleep each night preform better in school, many schools still start school at the regular time. Diamond Bar high school is one of these schools that refuse to acknowledge these studies. Students these days have to balance schoolwork, athletics, club activities, and social lives. Getting the proper amount of sleep is the last thing on a young adults mind during their high school career. If so many studies have proven that when students get the right amount of sleep, then why does Diamond Bar high school, a school that prides itself on its high-test scores, not want to benefit their students even more by starting school later than the usual start time?
School Start Times I think this school needs a later start time. There are many times where students come in tired and not ready to learn. According to the National Sleep Foundation, teens need 8-10 hours of sleep a night to function properly. Also according to the National Sleep Foundation, when you are sleep deprived, you are as impaired as driving with a blood alcohol level of .08%, which is illegal for drivers in many states. That is like having a bunch of drunk people walk around a classroom trying to figure out a new concept.
My 7th grade year is when everything broke loose in my life, my parents split and the hurtful choice of what parent did I love more. I was forced to move with my mom into my aunt 's then to Battle Creek, Michigan. My anxiety had made its presences known on my first day of school,hundreds of new peers and it was a rough start with stares from everywhere. I shakily kept my headphones in the longest I could putting music on to try and distract myself before I gained more stares by crying. I kept my eyes on my desk keeping my mind focused on the tempo and counting them.