Many people argue whether school start times should stay the same or become later in the day. Most students already don't get enough sleep during the night and that can affect their learning experience in school (Wahlstrom). However some positive effects can still come from waking up early in the morning and getting to school around the same time. Although good can come from waking up early in the morning and sleeping in, students still need later school starting times to improve their overall health. Teenagers need more time to sleep based on the development of their brains.
Teenagers need on average about 9 ¼ hours of sleep every night; instead only about 15% of teenagers get about that much sleep per night. Doctors all across America are recommending that schools across the nation start school after 8 A.M due to the lack of sleep that teenagers are getting. The lack of sleep that teenagers are obtaining is becoming a very serious issue for students because it is affecting their lives in a very negative way. A later start time for Brunswick High School would be extremely beneficial to the students that go through the school. The Brunswick Board of Education should start school at 8:25 A.M., because teenagers are not getting enough sleep and the lack of sleep is severely punishing these students physically, mentally, and academically.
In fact in the same article “Why We Must - and Can - Restore Safe & Healthy School Hours” it states “Kids who are tired can't learn at their best, and sleep deprivation impairs learning, memory, and attention as much as it impairs health and overall well-being.” By the same token in the article “School Start Times Found to Affect Student Achievement” it points out that “A new study finds that delaying middle-school start times by one hour, from roughly 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., would increase standardized math and reading scores by 2 to 3 percentile points.” Finally “Learn More About Sleep and Academic Performance” says ‘A National Sleep Foundation poll reported that 28 percent of teenagers have fallen asleep in class at least once due to lack of sleep.” To sum it up lack of sleep do to early school hours can have a major tull on test scores and students
With more sleep, kids will be able to remember what they learn in school everyday. Even if they forget to study, they should still get a good score, but should study anyway. A study performed by Dr. Kyla Wahlstrom at the University of Minnesota showed improvements in attendance and alertness, along with a decrease in student-reported depression(The National Sleep Foundation). Teens need eight to ten hours of sleep each night, but most get less. According to a study conducted by the CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior, 69% of U.S. high school students get less than eight hours of sleep(Start School Later).
The overall point of the article is that later start times are healthy and beneficial, but it will be awhile before they are possible. In the beginning of the article, Weissman states, “The American Academy of Pediatrics has joined a chorus that’s been growing louder for years: The school day should start later for teenagersbecause they aren’t wired to go to bed early — and they need their sleep.The AAP says this is a public-health issue: Sleep-deprived teenagers are more likely to crash cars, get depressed, and become obese. Also, they may not do as well in school. However, early start times aren't going away quickly, and probably won't, because of the costs.” This quote from source two explains Weissman’s opinion on later school start times for high schoolers. Look at how much positive information he gives on the subject.
What if scientist showed facts and information supporting we could start school later and improve our academics and stay healthy while doing it ? Starting early is not as good or as safe as people think it is for young teens or High School students . It’s something that has been researched and looked at many times , but it still seems to be an issue in the U,S with schools having a later start time. This can be an issue in many different ways , but it’s also something that won’t change overnight . School starting too early has many different effects on students such as REM(rapid eye movement) when teens lose sleep and this causes them to not be able to control their moods , and also can cause obesity , drug abuse , and depression and dropout
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
All of today's “super kids” want to be overachievers; however, in doing so, they are hindering their health by getting inadequate amounts of sleep. The way I interpret Bruni’s text is that he is trying to bring poor sleep habits into the light. One thing he could have done to improve his text was to offer a solution. Bruni mentions all of the problems in the sleep patterns of kids, but he does not offer a way to fix it. His solution could be as simple as “go to bed sooner” to “push school days back a few
While the start time of schools across the world varies, numerous schools start at 8:30, 8, 7:30, or sometimes even earlier. On average, teenagers need approximately 9 ¼ hours of sleep for optimal performance (National Sleep Foundation). Therefore, the majority students would have to go to bed before 10 o’clock to have this amount of sleep. Because of the biological clock in their bodies, this is nearly impossible to accomplish. Additionally, many teens are involved in extra curricular clubs, athletics, have a part time job, and hours of homework on top of that.
Do kids really need to get up before daylight just to get to school on time? The answer is no. School should start later. We need more sleep for our brains to function right,also our circadian rhythm changes as we get older making us go to sleep and wake up later, too. One reason school should start later is that less than 20% of kids get the recommended hours of sleep-9.5 to 8.5 hours- and that causes problems in the classroom and teens who do not sleep enough are moody in the classroom.