If we don’t get enough sleep our bodies will be prominent to sickness. Our bodies will be too busy trying to keep us awake to focus on getting better. If some people can’t get to bed until 11 pm and get up at 5 that’s not enough sleep to try to fight sickness. If school starts at 7:45 am then they have to get up earlier than that to get on the bus or drive. Also if you stayed up til 12 am to 2am they’ll be tired in the mornings especially people in extra sports and they can’t miss practice even is a little bug, for some people.
"We're going to look back on this time period and wonder why it took so long," said Phyllis Payne of Start School Later. This will help teens excel to their fullest and not be held down with lack of sleep. Many students don’t get the sleep they need to function throughout the day and many kids fall asleep in class says Bridget Shelton, a freshman at Seattle's Roosevelt High School. This is another reason why Park City High School should start at a later time. Last but no least, many students that drive in high school are likely to be out at night driving and if they are tired and sleep deprived, then they are more likely to crash their car from drifting off the road.
Should Schools in America Start Later Many kids in America come to school tired and not ready to learn. Being tired can effect your child's grades. Parents might not realize that their child is falling behind because of lack of rest. Teenagers should get up to 9 1/2 hours of sleep yet many kids only get up to 7 hours of sleep. I believe schools should start at 10 so that kids brains will function better.
Most students in many schools, hate getting up early in the morning to go to school. Well I know I hate getting up early. In my opinion I feel that schools should start later on in the day. Starting schools later on the day would benefit for the students health, concentration in class, and it can be very convenient in many cases. The way starting school later could benefit the students health is one it allows the teen to get more sleep.
Would you want a student going to class half asleep? Lots of kids don't do well in school because they are not very well rested, and starting school later in the day could prevent that from happening. Health could be at risk if kids went to school too early because they wouldn’t have enough time to sleep which would most likely disturb their immune system. If schools started later, than more kids would show up and they would be more attentive which would lead to better grades. I believe schools should start later in the day because it gives kids more time to sleep, helps adolescents perform academically better, and can improve a youth’s health.
Also, extra sleep on the weekends can cause you to lose sleep on the weekdays. this happens because when you sleep a lot on the weekend and on Sunday you're not tired you don't get enough the night of making you tired on Monday. Even though schools can not control what students do out of school, they can accept it and help them out by moving school to a later time. There are many reasons why adults and kids don’t get enough sleep and there are things that they can do to help, but schools should definitely consider making school start later. If school started earlier health wouldn't be such a problem.
Since early school start times have already proven to cause depression and anxiety among students, it is common that because of it, suicidal thoughts can generate as well. In a study conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, they found that “Adolescents that go to sleep at midnight or later are also more likely to suffer from depression and have suicidal thoughts”(Start Times are Unhealthy to Students). While suicidal thoughts can lead to serious long-term problems for a specific student, but for those around them as well. Likely the most effective reason why schools should push back their start times is that of the fact that they pose a problem to teenage drivers. Findings made by the American Academy of Sleep Societies say that “There are data that demonstrate that lack of sleep has negative consequences for teens," he said.
Schools want what’s best for children’s health right? By starting school later, it ensures their health. According to http://time.com/3162265/school-should-start-later-so-teens-can-sleep-urge-doctors/, “Students who don’t get the recommended amount of sleep also tend to have higher rates of anxiety and mood disorders...” Anxiety and mood disorders that swing a severe blow to students, so by letting them sleep in, the chance of them getting these problems are lowered. Letting the students got to school at a later time also stops many health problems. As http://www.startschoollater.net/why-change.html says, “Sleep deprivation 's impacts include: weight gain and eating disorders and increased risk of obesity, cardiovascular problems, and diabetes; reduced immunity; depression; anxiety; substance abuse; mood swings; behavior problems; suicidal ideation; and potential impacts on brain development.” All of these are harmful to the health of the next generation!
For example, Kristen Amundson executive director of of the National Association of State Boards of Education argues that a later start time would anticipate “cost”. She states that changing bus schedules and adding drivers would be a large financial obstacle for the district and would cost a lot of money. She also asserts her opinion that a later dismissal would affect practices and games that could cause students not to go out(“The Scientific”). However, there are many advantages with a later start time that can’t be argued and would give the answer to helping fix the chronic sleep loss in children with an early start time. The bus schedules would be an easy fix as the district would just plainly need to change the route and the hours of the driver, and would not affect anything and giving the students more time to sleep in(“Eight Major”).
Today nearly 2/3 gets under 8 and 2/5 get under 6 hours of sleep per night.” This quote supports the fact that teenagers do not get the sleep that they need. High schools should consider having the school day start and end later for their students because it could improve the health, safety, and the academic achievement of their students. Not getting enough sleep could eventually lead to sleep deprivation, which could deteriorate the health of students tremendously. Research shows that sleep deprivation could lead to health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. By getting enough sleep it will increase student’s moods, and lower stress.