Teen Sleep Habits

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I go to Jane Addams Middle School in Bolingbrook, Illinois. The school bell rings at 8:15, school begins officially at 8:25 and ends at 2:35. In the morning, Im very tired. I sleep at 10:30 and wake up at 7:10, which means I'm getting at least nine hours of sleep yet I am still tired in the morning. This takes my time away from getting ready for school, and usually makes me later for my first period class in the morning. For high school I will need to take the bus with my siblings. Although it might take time away from activities after school, all students should have a later school time to help biological changes on us teens and so they could be ready for class more often. Teenagers need the additional rest, it would make a great change in…show more content…
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. Therefore, Kelley says, early wake times can cause teens to be short on…show more content…
According to article ¨Bright and Early...or Not?¨, ¨ Jatul became interested in a later start time after facing groggy teens at school and at home, after her own kids hit adolescence.¨ If teens start to go to school bad moods, it would affect their learning environment as a result, causing not paying attention in class, getting distracted, and getting lower scores on test then expected. Schools starting earlier would change all of this, kisa would be scoring higher on tests since they have the extra time to get rest. According to ¨Support for sleeping in? Half of parents favor later school start times for teens¨ it states, ¨ ...research shows benefits for adolescents' physical and mental health, including reduced risks of obesity and depression¨. There has been polls that prove that starting school later on in the day will help adolescents physically and mentally. This proves that it would make teens lives easier since research was conducted and it was also proved school starting later will benefit us teens. We always need the best for teens, especially when at school. Lastly ¨Support for sleeping in? Half of parents favor later school start times for teens¨ also states, ¨Teenagers are chronically sleep-deprived and that can negatively impact their health and well-being.¨ If we simply switched the time school starts by an hour or so, teens would have a healthier mindset and wellbeing. This
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