Waking up early affects teenagers’ social life, mentality, physical being, and academic career. A study has proven that lack of sleep will affect a teenagers’ life in a negative way, “Overtime, not obtaining enough sleep can hurt student’s healthy, safety, social life, and school career.” (National Sleep foundation 1) Due to teenagers naturally not being able to fall asleep till later in the night and forcing students to wake up severely early in the morning for school, they are exhausted. A recent study shows that students are tired throughout their school day, 60% of children under 18 say that they are tired throughout the day (National Sleep Foundation 1) As Brunswick students are exhausted throughout their day and it is showing that by the grades from students. The Board of Education needs to take these studies and facts seriously so they can help provide an intelligent and responsible new
Pulling all-nighters because of a difficult test/final is becoming more common as students get older. Students stay up all night studying for their test only able to squeeze in a couple of hours of sleep. Then they end up fatigued or even falling asleep during the test. This results in you not doing the best you could have done if you were more focused and awake. If school started later, you wouldn’t be as tired during your test.The average school start time is 8:00, but studies show most pediatricians recommend starting school no earlier than 8:30.
Sleep Deprivation in Teens “From the time they hit puberty until the age of 22, adolescents need about 9 hours of sleep a night to function optimally—to be physically, mentally and cognitively healthy.” (Juliann Garey 1). There is a huge sleep loss dilemma for teens in America where they aren’t getting enough sleep or tire themselves out too much.While most people know it’s a problem, there have been little to no efforts to actually solve the problem. Teens have many reasons why they have sleep loss, ways that sleep loss affects them, and solutions to lessen or get rid of chronic sleep deprivation. School and other time consuming activities can cause teens to not get enough sleep at night. First off, school, specifically school start times and homework, is probably the biggest reason why teens don’t get enough sleep.
Day after day students have to drag themselves out of bed extremely early in order to make it to school on time, and as students get older, schools start even earlier and it makes them more exhausted than ever. Many schools around the country start before the recommended time of 8:30 am, particularly high schools which start the earliest. Starting school so early takes a toll on adolescents’ health, sleep schedules, and concentration, which can result in poor academic achievement and safety issues. High schools around the country should push back their school start times in order to provide safe and healthy conditions for students and boost their academic performance. Adolescents need about 8-10 hours of sleep a night in order to be getting a full night’s sleep; however, majority of high school students don’t get anywhere near that.
Furthermore, in the article “Parents Should Take Action Against Excessive Homework”, Nancy Kalish continues writing about the inadequate amount of physical activity had by students and states that too much homework causes kids to miss out on playtime which is necessary for preventing childhood obesity (Kalish n.pg.). In America, 18.4 percent of children ages 6-19 years old are obese. This issue is often due to the fact that those students have no time for any exercise. If homework did not hold back students each night, they would have extra time to use by exercising and staying healthy. Homework is greatly affecting the physical health of students of all
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.
Waikato Times says, “If students were to be pampered by a late school start, we would get a rather big shock when, further down the track, our employers would expect us to begin work at 8am.” There are also a large quantity of students who have after school jobs and due to late start late release school days they will not be able to put in as many hours as they would if the school hours were left alone. Students are also involved in sports that require after school practices. School getting out later means that practices will run later too. This would leave students less time to complete homework, not to mention the students who live out of town and have a long drive to get
Based on my personal experience, I found three major faults in the public education system: the setting, the teaching, and the emotional effect on students. Firstly, the work setting often has a huge effect on students’ performances. Possibly one of the most difficult parts of school for me, the time of day, made working very difficult for me. School officially began at 7:50, but I had to arrive before 7:30 so my mom could drive my brother to his school, which meant waking up at around 6:00. However, as an insomniac, I never fell asleep before 2:30, more commonly at around 3:00.
Having school start later it would just mean that teens would go to bed at the same late time or even later which would mean they wouldn’t have anymore sleep then they had gotten before. Pushing back the school starting times would not do anything for the amount of sleep the teens would get. There would be some teens that would go to bed at a good time and get more sleep and that would help them with their grades, but every few would do that because most teens are addicted to their phones/electronics so they would stay up on their electronics and not go to bed till later in the
Every morning, high school students are jolted awake from the piercing sound of their alarm clocks. They are exhausted and convinced that it can’t be time to get up since even the sun hasn’t risen yet. Sure enough, it is 6:20 am and to make it on time to their 7:30 am class, they have to get up, even when their bodies still wants to be asleep. Sleep is detrimental to teenagers but because of early start times in American high schools, adolescents aren’t receiving the proper amount of sleep needed to remain healthy and function properly. By changing school start times by only one hour, students grades will improve as well as their overall wellbeing.