Teenagers already have many stressors in their lives and the lack of sleep adds more problems to their life. In his study, Pasch et al. found that depression and the average amount of sleep on school nights is “significantly negatively associated”. This means that as hours of sleep decreases, depression increases and vice versa. In the study done by the National Sleep Foundation, 73% of the students who said they were unhappy, felt they don’t get enough sleep at night.
“Attendance, standardize test scores, and academic performance increased, while tardiness, substance abuse, and symptoms of depression decreased” (Hanes). Many health issues can occur from not getting enough sleep. Although, these issues do not occur when students get the correct amount of sleep. “Sleep is critical to brain development, memory function, and cognitive skills especially among children and teenagers” (Experts). Some of the difficulties resulting from sleep deprivation are impaired alertness and attention, difficulty to solve problems, cope with stress, and retain information.
When students first come to college it is very exciting, but soon they realize that college is a difficult task to withstand. For example, in the article "The Three Biggest College Campuses Problems," for four-year students were asked to choose three out of twenty-one of the biggest problems on campus and the three biggest problems were the cost of education, stress, and alcohol abuse (Jacobs). I strongly agree with these three problems because as a first-year student I have experienced these three problems within the first week of school. Therefore, I don’t agree with what the article college expenses not increasing each year you attend. I realized when I entered college how quickly these three effects took a detriment on my performance.
Another study of nearly 28,000 high schoolers from the Journal of Youth and Adolescents, found that for each hour of sleep lost there is a 38% increased chance of feeling sad and/or hopeless. There was also a 58% increase in suicide attempts. Teens that get around six hours a night are three times more likely to suffer from depression. Another negative impact from poor sleep are long term effects for a young person 's physical health. Bad sleep can lead to obesity and diabetes for teens and high schoolers who already skimp on sleep have a higher risk of diabetes in the future.
Lastly sleep deprivation can cause someone to become either overweight or underweight causing issues with their health. Although waking up early can be good for some students, schools need to change their start times for the better of the students
A lack of sufficient sleep time can result in a drop in performance, reduced attention span and memory loss. It has even, in many cases, been linked to depression. One can say that the relationship between sleep and behavior is a negative one; the more sleep one is deprived of, the worse our behavior becomes. People are known to have had multiple episodes of irritability, frustration and even aggression with reduced amount of
As a thirty-plus year old student working full-time and provider to a family of seven, my personal experience attests that college causes stress. College stress can escalate when you consider the impact on personal finances, work priorities and relationships. Attending college by itself is very stressful and personal finances attribute to the increase in stress. A student must worry
Students are unsatisfied with their education system, which remains stiff, creating overwhelming tension. This leads to mental illnesses, such as depression and anxiety, and less sleep for the majority of students. America’s increasingly difficult education and fast paced education is causing mental issues for students, leading to sleep deprivation
Not having a good sleep schedule can have catastrophic consequences. A sleep deprived person can lose focus while driving or become irritable. On social media we also see many unrealistic pictures of what we are supposed to look like, what we are supposed to own, who we need to be hanging out with, things that can slowly dent someone’s self-esteem. Clarissa Silva, a behavioral scientist, conducted many interview with both men and women and reported the following: “60% of people using social media reported that it has impacted their self-esteem in a negative way, 50% reported social media having negative effects on their relationships, 80% reported that is easier to be deceived by others through their sharing on social media”. Young kids look at those pictures and will try their best to achieve what they have observed, because that is what they think is