Persuasive Essay On Later School Start Time

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Many people argue whether school start times should stay the same or become later in the day. Most students already don't get enough sleep during the night and that can affect their learning experience in school (Wahlstrom). However some positive effects can still come from waking up early in the morning and getting to school around the same time. Although good can come from waking up early in the morning and sleeping in, students still need later school starting times to improve their overall health. Teenagers need more time to sleep based on the development of their brains. Students should be getting eight to ten hours of sleep in every night (Wahlstrom). Due to the sleep mechanism in teens, research says that the earliest healthy wake …show more content…

A reason for this is that waking up too early could be dangerous. In highschool students begin to learn to drive, some owning their own cars to drive to school (Pietrangelo and Watson). When they have to wake up early in order to drive to school they may be too tired for it to be considered safe for them to drive on the roads. This leads to car crashes that leaves their lives and the person who they hits life in danger. Not to mention those who are close enough to walk to school also may be too tired to properly pay attention. They could cross the road without even noticing that a car is already coming their way. (Pietrangelo and Watson). Another cause of waking up too early and not achieving enough sleep can cause sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation is a condition of not getting enough sleep. This can lead to depression or anxiety in teenagers. It can also cause mood disorders which can make them feel unusually sad, mad or anxious during the course of the day. (Barbe). 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

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