The title of this page is ¨Sleep in Adolescents (13-18 years)¨ There is no listed author. “As a result, most adolescents are very sleep deprived. Sleep deprivation will impact on many aspects of your teenagers functioning” (Nationwide Children’s) Lack of sleep can affect a teen’s ability to perform academically, as well as cognitive ability. Teen’s moods can also be affected by sleep deprivation. Lastly, the risk of drowsy driving is very high and accidents are much more likely to occur.
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. Also less teens get in car crashes and are at a big risk for drugs,alcohol,depression, even suicide. Teens get in crashes because they do not get enough sleep at night. Another is that grades up when teens sleep in and absences drop by 15% in Bonneville by starting school later. These are both examples why school should start later in the day.
Poor performance in work, and in school has increased due to alcohol consumption. Alcohol is implicated in more than 40 percent of all college academic problems and in 28 percent of all college dropouts. (3) When consuming alcohol it increases the incapability of an teenagers brain to function properly in the classroom. Moreover this effect will cost them valuable time in the classroom, that is needed to be attentive. Teens in school who are under age to drink are more likely to act disobedient in school, and say that school is a waste of time.
This can be explained by, “Studies of pregnant women in New York City welfare hotels have shown their babies are twice as likely to weigh less than five pounds at birth when compared to all pregnant women. Low birthweight babies are at greater risk of blindness, deafness, brain damage, and even death”(Hyde 56). Taking this into consideration, homeless children’s academic performance is hindered because of their poor cognitive development and the circumstances of their homelessness, including constant mobility. Math, reading, spelling, and vocabulary tests are the tests that homeless children most often struggle to succeed on and likely result in being held back a year in school(Hart-Shegos 3). This can be seen in Dicey’s Song through Maybeth’s character and the difficulty she has to prosper in school.
He starts off similar to Trudeau, giving scientific information about teenager’s sleep. He lists some problems of sleepy teenagers, including that they are more likely to crash cars, not do as well in school, and even become depressed. It sounds a lot like the guy supports the idea of later start times. But he moves into the main point of his article, which is that introducing later start times for high schoolers will be tough, and expensive. The overall point of the article is that later start times are healthy and beneficial, but it will be awhile before they are possible.
Lowering the drinking age could also cause problems like violent behavior, and intoxication. Also drinking could cause more problems in schools and workplaces. The drinking age should not be lowered from 21, it would not solve the problems and with anything it would make it worse. A lower drinking age would increase deaths from drinking. Most drinkers die at a younger age due to alcohol poisoning and other issues which would increase with a lower age.
Lastly sleep deprivation can cause someone to become either overweight or underweight causing issues with their health. Although waking up early can be good for some students, schools need to change their start times for the better of the students
Did you know that brain cells die if you don't get enough sleep? The start time for school is affecting kids health in all different ways. One reason why that school start times should be later is permanent damage could occur. Another reason is not enough sleep could affect school work. The start time for Middle School and High School should be later than it is now.
Sadness is what one feels when thinking of the competitiveness of high school students today. Today’s teenagers are stressed out and sleep deprived, trying for that edge to make them better than the rest. Frank Bruni expresses this sadness in his article “Today’s Exhausted Superkids.” In the article, Bruni explains the problem with how hard today’s teenagers have to work and how it is affecting their growth, especially with sleep. Bruni states, “Before adulthood, a baseline amount is fundamental and nonnegotiable, or should be.” Everything in today’s society is enhanced and better; is it really? It is understandable to think it is not with hard-working, ambitious teenagers having to work harder to become successful.
Many believe that schools should start later because teens are being sleep deprived due to waking up too early. Research corroborates that teenagers ' biological clocks don 't get sleepy until later in the night, and the late sleeping times and the early waking times are causing teens to not get enough sleep which is deleterious to their health. However, if the time were to change to later school start times, it causes a financial problem. It costs millions of dollars to buy more buses, and people rather not use the money on school buses when it could finance another field. Some kids also don 't want later school times, saying it interferes with "after-school jobs, athletics, or other extracurricular activities."
“A federal study, found that as rates of alcohol use by 12-17 year olds increase, grade point average decrease” (alcoholcostalculator.org). This means that underage students that drink are more likely to have “decreas[ing]” grades. Their performance declines as in effect of the use alcohol and/or the impairment the brain has suffered. The student will not do well in school because the brain is intoxicated and will not be able to hold on to knowledge compared to healthy hippocampus. A decrease in grade point average, will limit the opportunity of having a higher selection of colleges.
And nearly one in ten teens report that they have completely fallen asleep at the wheel. Another study has shown that 70% of the car accidents in the U.S.A. involve teens. Wouldn’t it be really rude to let someone 's life pass when they are young because they didn 't get their sleep? Students are getting unhealthier because they don 't get enough sleep. Scientists that study sleeping did research showing that sleep deprivation will lead to obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
If a teen falls asleep at around 11:10 p.m. and had to wake up at 6:10 a.m. they would have about 7 hours of sleep, which is ultimately not enough time to sleep, Not having an ample amount of sleep has many consequences to it. One consequence, not much discussed, is an increased attraction for coffee. If you don’t get enough sleep you’ll most likely be drowsy which is negated by caffeine. Surprising enough, caffeine can cause insomnia and insomnia is the inability to sleep at times. If teens don’t get enough sleep, then they are at a higher risk of consuming more caffeine - possibly causing health issues along with the effects of sleep