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.
Statistics show that when teens don't get enough sleep there's higher rates of obesity and depression. Many students complain of not having enough time to eat breakfast and by starting later it gives them time to eat. It's important for students to eat breakfast because of their growing bodies and brain, and food helps to fuel their bodies and brains which helps students gain energy to do their best in school. The right amount of sleep that students should
Dear Edmonson County school board members, In the issue of school starting time I believe we should push back to 9am. As a teen I understand how hard it is to get up at 5 or 6 in the morning. I have 3 reasons with evidence to why I believe school start time should get pushed back. One reason that the school start time is that it could affect our grades negatively.
First of all, if students are coming to school with a good night sleep then their academic skills should be higher and they will be more successful. Scientists prove that your brain doesn't start working until roughly 10:00 in the morning. That means that any class before that the students are not actually learning and applying the information they learned. This would be a huge
(School Start Times and Adolescent Sleep Needs) With all the homework that kids get and with sports and everything there are kids that don’t go to bed until 11-12 o'clock. That give kids 6-7 hours of
According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, you need to get enough sleep in order for you to grow and develop. If one does not get enough sleep, it will lower the immune system and increase the chances of getting sick. Also, if school starts later, you will have more time to eat a proper breakfast, which also benefits your health, and is important to develop the brain. When we rush to get ready in the morning, we usually don’t have time to eat breakfast. On top of not being rushed, you will not be as stressed whether you’re a parent, teacher, or
Sleeping Schools Countless students all over the US struggle to keep their eyes open throughout the day because school classes start too early in the morning. If we were able to give an hour to students in the morning, we would see an increase in their physical mentality, their academic skill level, and an overall happier lifestyle. Many people will argue that starting school too late in the morning will cause after school activities -- such as sports and other clubs -- no time to meet before the night ends. But I must mention that we don’t need to push the start time that much later to see a huge improvement on student’s test scores, overall grades, and a student’s mood. The current school start time is unacceptable when thought about logically, and we must make the changes to have school start at a later time.
In conclusion, the start time for Middle school and High School should be later than it is now. Schools should start later because not enough sleep can cause permanent damage and not enough sleep can affect school work/grades. Tell your teachers, principals, and other staff about why schools should have later start
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.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, a nonprofit organization that promotes public understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, starting school later is an adequate way for students to have a better memory, behavior, attention, mood, and executive function. The National Sleep Foundation states “, A National Sleep Foundation poll reported that 28% of teenagers have fallen asleep in class at least once due to lack of sleep. Negative effects of sleep loss include impairments in mood, attention, memory, behavior and executive function… increase in caffeine use… sleep deprived-teens at higher risk of car accidents.” This means that by just adjusting the time by an hour students are more aware of their surroundings, more focused on what they’re learning, have a better mood, and executive function, and it reduces the amount of sugary snacks they have eat or drink to stay awake.