When teenagers suffer from a high quantity of sleep loss, they are not fully focused or ready to solve complications that might come their way. Starting school later would give teenagers more time to sleep leading to a major improvement in academics and test
Young adults need around 7-9 hours of sleep every day. But they stay up to study a subject and when the test is done, everything they knew about the subject is gone and most likely not going to be remembered. They didn’t learn about the subject. They only memorized a few key things and put their bodies under serious stress due to sleep deprivation. School has hurt the student more than help.
According to the national sleep foundation it is natural that teenagers are not able to fall asleep before 11 P.M. If a student goes to bed at 11 P.M. at the earliest and then wake up at 6 A.M. then that is only 7 hours of sleep. You might think that is enough sleep, however, teenagers need 8-10 hours of sleep to be healthy and some teens go to bed later than 11 pm so they get even less sleep. Not only are students sleeping deprived, but
Has anyone ever taught you how much sleep you should actually be getting every night and how not getting this amount can actually be dangerous? Many undergraduates at Stanford University have mentioned that they do not get a good amount of sleep every night and no one has ever informed them on the importance of sleep and what can happen if they do not receive enough. Researchers have noticed that the effects of sleep deprivation are causing massive problems and can actually harm that individual along with others if it happens at a bad time. One of the most common places this happens is behind the wheel of a car. Although freshmen might not be driving as often while away at college, it also possible that the person they are riding with has
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. If a student went to bed at 11 pm they would have to sleep until about 7:30 am for an adequate amount of sleep; however, according to the CDC, almost 70% of high-school students report sleeping 7 hours or less on a regular basis. One reason high school students struggle with getting enough sleep has to do with a hormone in their body called melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone which helps control one’s sleep and wake cycles, but as children approach and begin going through puberty the melatonin in their body starts being produced on a delayed schedule. Therefore, adolescents have a hard time falling asleep or even feeling tired before 11
Anne-Sophie Kim in her article, “Lack of Sleep Hurts Student Health”, does a survey with college students in which she asks what the students are giving up their sleep for. Eighty-seven percent of the responts said they gave up sleep to finish homework while another fifty-eight percent gave up sleep to study for a test. The results of this study show homework causes students to lose valuable sleep. This loss of sleep can negatively affect how students perform in class and their behavior towards their peers. As homework is the leading cause of the lack of sleep teachers should evaluate how much work they assign a night.
With this in mind, since teens are always facing changes in sleep duration, this means that sleep patterns will also change as we all age. Therefore, good sleep habits will help balance our biological factors which include our memory and concentration in class. If teens are not getting the right amount of sleep or have to wake up early, our biological factors will shift if we don't get enough sleep as a result. “Bright and Early...or Not?” also says, “ As a result, they naturally fall asleep later at night than many parents would like.” Teens biological changes also cause them to fall asleep at later times since our sleep patterns are constantly causing teens to stay up at later times for both sleeping and waking up during physical and mental changes in adolescents. Lastly “Bright and Early...or Not?” also states, “Teens are also wired to wake up later in the morning.
Anxiety being the number one problem that many college students come across in their daily lives. As Ekpenyong et al. (2013) the effects of stress vary with the ways it is appraised, and the coping strategies used differ between individuals and are influenced by ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic characteristics (2013). CSUSB students are always under stress because many students are trying to balance their academics and personal lives. Many CSUSB when dealing with stress suffer academic because they are thinking about other things, that they let their grades down, and then in many cases there is no time left in the quarter to raise their grade.
How does sleep deprivation affect college students? 85% of the adult population struggle to get a good night sleep. However, college kids are in the most danger. They stay up all night studying for class, having nightmares or because they just can’t sleep. Every student should get 8-10 hours of sleep because it improves the body, the mind, and overall well-being.
Being a college student myself, I know that I do not get enough sleep as it is right now. Staying up at all hours of the night studying, completing homework assignments, and preparing for exams. “Poor sleep quality has emerged as a relevant public health problem in technologically advanced societies. Existing studies on the association between electronic media use and sleep have largely focused on adolescents. It was reported that problematic Internet use is associated with sleep problems, including subjective insomnia and poor sleep quality” (Demirci, Akgonul, Akpinar 86).