Frank Bruni’s “Today’s Exhausted Superkids” is his own response to the book “Overloaded and Underprepared.” Bruni discusses the part of the book that got to him the most was a part about sleep. Bruni talks about the fact that in today’s society, kids are “so hyped up and stressed out that they’re only getting a fraction of the rest they need.” Afterwards, Bruni mentions that when he was a teenager, kids did have problems with sleep, they were getting too much of it. Often sleeping through their classes. He then mentions multiple studies that all show kids are not getting a healthy amount of sleep. Bruni ends his response saying that kids need a place they can breathe so they can tumble gently into sleep.
University students including myself time and again lay off sleep for other happenings such as studying, doing homework or even just staying up for the night with a friend. Through a biological clock called the Circadian rhythm, our bodies follow the twenty-four hour cycle of each day and night. Throughout the week, postponing sleep and missing meals makes it arduous to concentrate in class. After lunch, I tend to grow heavy-eyed and tired which leads to me struggling to focus on my other courses. In the afternoon, this impacts my body because it does not give me energy, but instead makes me snooze earlier in the day.
Every time I came from a class I went directly to bed and I didn’t take advantage of my time. This time I make sure that I have the enough hours to sleep and be full of energy to give the best of me. Now I have a schedule of the activities that I do during the day. It was a little bit difficult at the beginning to follow my schedule because I used to procrastinate too much. It was not difficult to find time to do my activities the only difficult part was doing it.
These group of people find it difficult to stay awake at the normal time for work, school or social events and have disruptions in sleep patterns when they do sleep (Cleveland Clinic, 2013). Behavioral modifications such as relaxation training, chronotherapy and bright light therapy are some of the non-pharmacological treatments (Gamaldo et al., 2015). Chronotherapy therapy involves making scheduled shifts for sleep time to meet the clients sleep need at the right time. Relaxation training are ways to reduce tension and create a smooth transition into sleep at the appropriate time (Gamaldo et al., 2015). Bright light therapy is very important as client is exposed to the right amount of light for a therapeutic duration of time, which will make the environment appropriately synchronize with sleep-wake cycle (Gamaldo et al., 2015).
I go through the same struggle almost every night. Most students can relate to that problem, and that is a big part of why we despise school. Another huge reason is because of the early start of the day. Everyone is tired in the morning which stretches out the morning and makes it feel an hour longer. I always have to rush in the morning because I oversleep by accident and Andrew has the same issue.
Some people believe that teenagers think it’s cool to do drugs or drink and in most cases they are, but some of the students use them to keep them awake. In the article “Teen and Sleep: What Happens When Teenagers Don’t Get Enough Sleep” by Juliann Garry, “sleep-deprived teens are more likely to use stimulants like caffeine and nicotine to get through the day but also to deal with sleep-related negative moods by self-medicating with alcohol”(par.9). Sleepy teenagers that use drugs or drink alcohol are putting their health at risk. But it’s not just their own lives they are affecting because if they don't control it they will become addicted and eventually end up hurting people they love the most just to get the drugs. Teenagers shouldn’t be able to access drugs just because they think it will keep them awake and in reality it’s just giving a false sense of energy to them.
Although, if it isn 't fully charged, then the car will not go as far as it should be. It is the exact same thing with kids because if they do not get enough sleep then they will not have the energy to work play or what ever they have to do. According to Kid Source, 60% of student say that they where tired in class and 15% of them have fallen asleep in class. This means that 33 million kids in class are normally tired and this is only in the United States and Canada. This is a huge problem because that is most of the next generation of people and if they are tired then how is the human race going to evolve to
You don’t perform in school as well as usual, you fall asleep in class multiple times, and you are grouchy all day. Sheridan Junior High School and Sheridan High School shouldn’t start school later because not all kids have a problem getting up in the morning, there is a greater performance, and most kids have after school activities. Not All Kids Have A Problem Getting Up In The Morning To begin, not all kids have a problem getting up in the morning for school. When kids get up earlier, they learn to be responsible for their actions and learn lessons for life like how to get up in the morning for jobs. According to
THE IMPORTANCE OF SLEEPING WELL Hello everybody, I’m going to speak about the most time-consuming activity in our lives: sleeping. As a matter of fact, we usually don’t pay much attention to the quality of our sleep, in spite of influencing a big deal our performance during the day, our health and well-being, in other words, our quality of life. That’s the reason why I would like to introduce some interesting material to understand better this important though disregarded necessity. First of all, I’d like to explain briefly how sleep works, then I’ll tell you the effects of not sleeping at all and finally, I’ll give you some advice that may help to improve the quality of our sleep. Probably most of you have stayed up all night at least once in your life, owing to several possible reasons, such as that crazy party on your first years of university, or that awful night working against the clock before the submission deadline, or maybe when your babies wouldn’t stop crying all night.
Is homework becoming too much? Every day students spend hours upon hours doing homework every night and stressing out if they aren't able to finish it. The first form of homework was given as a punishment to the kids that would act up in class. The teacher would give them extra school work to take home and do instead of being able to go home relax and have fun. Although homework can help increase understanding of new topics this kind of practice is not helping students because it can interfere with sleeping, stresses kids and teenagers out and can cause depression, and even make a kid give up on school altogether.