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.
And I think to myself maybe there is a possible chance school start times could change. Well I have a solution to help you and myself start the morning off with a lot more energy and no more yawning. Waking up in the morning can be a real pain especially if you do not get the right amount of sleep you need. Teens need typically “9 ¼ “ hours of sleep but more than “⅔” of high schoolers say that they get less than 7. Most middle schools and high schools start school between the times of 7:30-7:45.
Meeting outside of class with my professors to discuss concepts has helped me significantly. Trying to do well in school and dealing with the appropriate amount of sleep is a struggle when one doesn’t know how to properly manage one 's time. I tend to procrastinate, and get easily distracted doing simple assignments. As a result, I tend to stay up later than I should completing school work and don’t receive sufficient sleep.
Delaying Starting Time Do you feel exhausted when you wake up in the morning to go to school? Did you doze off in an important class? Consider this: What if schools started too early? Usually High School and Middle School starting times begin at 7 A.M in the morning, making teenagers wake up around 5:00 A.M to 6:30 A.M. causing teenagers that stayed up last night weary and fatigued when they arrive at school. Sleep is an enormous part of growth, health, and prevention of stress, think about what happens when you lack sleep.
She often has difficulty waking up for school and has been known to miss the school bus in the morning. S.L.M.’s sleep problem started to significantly worsen about two years ago when she moved to North Dakota from California. She often stayed up into the late hours to stay in touch with her friends from California to play video games with them causing her body to shut down after school and nap for an extended amount of time. The broken cycle of staying up late at night and then making up for the lost sleep by napping late afternoon has led her to ultimately being sleep deprived. Even though she primarily stays up late to play video games, she’s a high school student who obsesses about her homework and studies vigorously to maintain her 4.0 GPA.
Only 20% of adolescents are getting the recommended 9 hours of sleep.Adolescent have later sleep schedules than adults which makes them not able to fall asleep till 11 pm. With school starting less than 8 hours away. Adolescent are not getting the sleep they need. Yet this problem has not been solved. Early school starting times negatively affect High school students; therefore schools should start later.
More than 90% of high school students in America suffer throughout the school day because of chronic sleep deprivation. Students, parents, teachers, and doctors have begun to question the start times of schools and their effect on students. Schools may begin early to allow time for extracurricular activities and sports practices at the end of the school day. By beginning earlier, students and teacher get home earlier. But overtime, early start times have developed negativities in the lives of adolescents.
More Sleep Makes Happy Teens Every weekday, millions of people across the nation wake up before the sun, roll out of bed with a headache, skip breakfast because they feel too groggy to keep anything down, and sluggishly work their day away. You may think these people are adults going to their day jobs; however, I am referring to every teenager getting up and going to school in America. There is no logical reason why our schools should continue to begin as early as they do now. It has been properly proven teenagers are incapable of retaining a sufficient amount of new information any earlier than ten o’clock in the morning. Additionally, sleep deprivation causes countless detrimental physical and mental injuries to young people.
Most children who have poor sleep cycle probably binge-watch their favorite TV show before bedtime. Bing watching becomes a habit after a while and it could start to affect a child daily routine. Those children with poor sleep cycle are most likely to suffer from childhood obesity. Obesity is not only caused by sugar and calorie intake but how the body process different chemicals. Children are supposed to have at least 8 hours of sleep every night if their body is not rested it won 't function well.
How to make tomorrow the best day ever by Jay on May 2, 2011 My sleeping schedule has sucked this past week. Usually I get around 8-8.5 hours of sleep each night – this week I’ve been averaging 6-7 hours. Unfortunately even this small difference in sleep makes a huge difference in my mood, productivity, and overall quality of life. Don’t get me wrong – this has been a good week (my birthday was a few days ago). If I got more sleep, though, it could have been even better.
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?
Probably the biggest struggle of a k-12 grade child is getting up in the morning. Getting up in the dark most of the time is not fantastic. Kids often get really tired in class, sometimes they even fall asleep. I feel that this is a problem! When you are tired you tend to doze off and start to think of random things like what they ate at Mcdonalds yesterday.
Should Middle School Start Later In The Day? Many students around the world have school really early in the morning. Every adolescent need at least eight in a half hours of sleep each night. If you are an athlete who gets enough sleep then you would have less of a chance of getting injured. If the schools started later in the day absences would drop.
The answer: teens like you that stayed up all night. And now the school schedule has been shifted. Middle school and high school schedules shouldn’t be shifted, for several key reasons. One reason that schedules shouldn’t be changed is because of job hiring. Most jobs go from 8-5, so teens wanting to get jobs would have to get up at 7 to get ready.
According to Owen Mindell, the average amount of sleep that teenagers get is between 7 and 7.5 hours per night. However, the average teen needs between 9 and 9.5 hours of sleep each night. With most students waking up between 5:00 and 6:00 a.m., they would have to be fast asleep by 8:00 or 9:00 p.m. in order to get their required sleep. Taking homework, tests, and extracurricular activities into account, this is a nearly impossible feat. Schools starting later would help teens attain their much needed sleep.