I am the sibling of a student currently attending Melrose High School. I am contacting you to request that the district implement healthier start times for middle and high school students attending Melrose Public Schools. Currently, Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School and Melrose High School have a start time of 7:45 a.m. Studies show there should be a delay in morning classes until 8:30 a.m. or later. Doing this will maximize the intellectual potential of the students in our district.
We all know this; waking up to a blaring alarm or an annoyed parent. You try to bury yourself in sheets and protect yourself from the harsh light. You drag yourself out of bed with hair blown to one side of your head. Walking across the hall like an extra from “The Walking Dead,” you eat breakfast and brush (or the other way around) and throw on some clothes. You head out and start another miserable morning. This is pretty much how I start every school morning. This is probably how a lot of you start your mornings. There’s no worse way to start a day of school than to wake up with a case of “Zombie Daze Syndrome” (ZDS). One might say that waking up tired isn’t that bad, but it is way,
It is 6:00 am, most high school students are either up or waking up and getting ready for school, knowing that they have a bus to catch at 6:40. The kids cannot stay attentive and cannot focus because they were up late studying for that important test and now they are going to have problems focusing and concentrating during school that day.
The alarm clock screeches. I read the clock it says 5:00a.m. I tell myself if I don't get up, I never will. Im tired because I stayed up all night studying for my biology test.Im starving to death. Why do so many teenagers stay up so late knowing they have to get up so early in the morning? High schools all around the country have noticed that students appreciate when schools start no earlier than 8:00 am. In my perspective, if school starts so early it can affect students’ grades and if they're tardy. So let's make a change and help our society and students by starting school later in the day. You have to admit school starts way too early for students . There is clear evidence that school should start later for students all around the U.S.
In “Adolescent Sleep, School Start Times, and Teen Motor Vehicle Crashes”, published September of 2008 in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, Fred Danner, a Professor of educational and counseling psychology at the UK College of Education, and Barbara Phillips, a Professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at the UK College of Medicine, argue that early school start times may increase the likelihood of adolescents crashing their vehicles. Danner and Phillips explain that though it is often complicated and rarely considered, pushing back middle and high school starting times will often result in notably less tired students and increase their sleep time on weekdays. The pair also found later school times, as tested in the metropolitan
Most people will say that high school will be the best four years of a persons’ life, or that a person will miss high school once they are out in the real world. High school students would probably beg to differ considering the hours upon hours they spend doing homework or studying. Teens would also all agree that waking up in the early morning to get ready for school, or to not miss the bus is a dreaded part of their daily routines. Health Hours says “According to most sleep experts, most adolescents need about 9 hours of sleep per night. Today nearly 2/3 gets under 8 and 2/5 get under 6 hours of sleep per night.” 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.
Teenagers all over the country are suffering from sleep deprivation due to their early start times at school. Some schools have tried making their start times later and have seen incredible improvements in students’ health and academics. This has become a difficult situation however for the bus schedules in school districts with elementary and middle school schedules. Even though changing the time teens start school affects bus and district operations, teens should start school later because students would be more alert and get better grades.
High school. This is an experience that almost every human has lived through. The four years of constant studying, staying up all night to meet a deadline, friend drama, and early mornings. These are the probably the most common memories any one can have about high school. Although, each generation’s high school experience varies greatly, at least one thing has remained the same: the early start times of the school day. According to research done by the National Sleep Foundation, the early starting times are negatively affecting the teenaged students. Yet, there are some people still unaccepting of the fact that the starting times have a bad impact on the health of students. The opinion piece “Opinion: Delaying school start times won’t prepare students for college, real world” posted on The Lantern by Rachel Feeley discusses the factors in which delaying the early starting times of schools can have a negative affect on the everyday lives of everyone involved. Feeley describes the action as “unnecessary” and “absurd”. Within the piece, Feeley argues that by delaying the start times of the schools teenage students will not be able to prepare for
In the articles, “Hard Lesson in Sleep for Teenagers” by Jane Brody, “From Zzzz’s To A’s-Adolescents And Sleep” by Sarah Spinks, and “Sleep Experts Answer Your Questions On Teens And Shuteye” by Eliza Barclay, the issue of teenagers not getting enough sleep is apparent. Sleep is an issue that is present in all ages and it is very important to get enough of it, especially as a teenager.
Teenagers are required to wake up, do chores, function properly, maintain academics, participate in extracurricular activities, and complete it all in a twenty-four hour timespan. The demands of home and school can be overwhelming for most young adults and can take a toll on their well beings. The obligations have forced teens to find extra time to fulfill their daily requirements by choosing to skim off their sleep. Teenagers cannot give their all too so many different activities if the lack of sleep affects their energy and concentration. More sleep positively correlates with a student’s well being and sense of awareness both inside and outside of the school setting. Allowing students to have extra time in the morning with a later start to school can create a safer ride to school by increasing their alertness and focus on the task at hand. Later start times
Over and over again for countless number of years, we constantly hear that getting a good night's sleep is a key to success. However, only fifteen percent of high school students report getting eight hours of sleep on school nights. In order for students to be physically and mentally ready for a day of hard work, they need to be able to get enough sleep and this can be achieved by starting a typical school day just an hour later. The reasons for delaying the start of a school day is the fact that studies have shown fewer than half of the grade ten students get the amount of sleep they should be getting which leads to issues of teens dozing off during class time. If they can not stay awake in class, what will they learn? Another reason schools should start later in the day is sleep
Reasearch has shown that students, relativively teenagers recieve a change in their internal sleep clocks as they grow older. The way that it would affect their learning is that the students that don't recieve the amount of sleep they deserve they will not function properly during school. An example is the teenagers sleep during classes and dont get the education because they dont listen. when they sleep during class their grades slowly slip for the worst.
The article focuses on how prevalent sleep disorders are among college students of different age, sex, and grade point average. Insufficient and untreated sleeping conditions can lead to many health concerns that alter a student's mood, health and ability to do well in school. Excessive daytime sleepiness is a common problem college students face because of biological and social factors. For example, living in a loud dorm room with friends is a social factor that prohibits an individual from getting sufficient sleep. Many students considered themselves night people who believe by sleeping in on weekends make up for the loss of sleep, however this practice only harms their sleeping patterns in the long run. The International Classification
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Death is the action or fact of dying or being killed; the end of the life of a person or organism. Sleep deprivation is the condition of not having enough sleep. Most people don’t notice the link between sleep deprivation and death. Sleep deprivation can actually cause death. Although it 's not common, a select few people have fatal familial insomnia, which means that someone with this condition can 't sleep, which can result in death. Also, someone who has been deprived may fall asleep… behind the wheel. Despite these devastating facts, people are yet to understand this and end up underestimating the importance of sleep. In “Get your ZZZZZs!” by Kathiann Kowalski and Marcia Lusted, the authors introduce the problem of sleep deprivation in teens, illustrate their ideas through everyday experiences of young adults and elaborate on the causes for teens losing sleep.