Kids will get up early to go to school and still feel sleepy because they're sleep-deprived and that can affect how they perform in school. Kids, especially teenagers should be able to get at least nine hours of sleep so they can be able to function properly in school. "I see a lot of teenagers who are tired and have problems in school because they have to get up early, according to Deray. " I guarantee you, that if these schools start at a later time, a lot of kids would get better grades.
Nearly two years ago the Montgomery County leaders voted to start the school day later so that kids could get the sleep that they needed to function during the school day. The debate that they thought was settled a couple years ago started to show a come back in Maryland's largest school system. They want to change the time that school starts back to the original time. This is a bad idea because their body’s are already on a sleeping schedule for a later time. It would be more difficult for them to get up earlier and attend school on
One struggle for students of all ages, is the fight to wake up, and stay awake through the whole day. Many students are late to school because they woke up late, or if they are on time, are ready for a nap an hour into class. Having a later start time would give
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine asserts that early school days lead to accidents along the roads, depression among the young teenagers, and upsurge in poor performance academically for middle and high school students. Teens struggle through the challenge of waking up very early in the morning so that they can be at school at the right time. Research implies that teens should get at least eight to nine hours of night sleep for their good health. Various sponsors such as the American Academy of Pediatrics and Centers for Disease Control have the strong advice on why schools should start later. Nevertheless, by being able to sleep more before school starts, students will be able to become well rested, more attentive in classroom settings, and perform better as learners.
About 87 percent of American high school students are chronically sleep deprived, according to a 2006 survey from the National Sleep Foundation. Most middle schoolers and high schoolers are sleep deprived because school starts too early. Most schools start really early, causing students to not get enough sleep. Schools should start later to prevent emotional disorders, depression, and anxiety from being sleep deprived. If school starts later, then students will be healthier.
Teenagers need many hours of sleep for them to be productive during the school day. By waking teens up as early as 5:30 in the morning just so they can get ready for school and be there on time is crazy. There are many different reasons schools should not be starting this early including bad grades, health issues or even injuries. By starting school so early in the morning teenagers aren't getting the eight to nine hours of sleep they need to function correctly during the school day. Having a later start time would be beneficial in more than one way.
Should Schools Have Later Start Times? It is the beginning of the school day and eyes are drooping because of the lack of sleep. The National Sleep Foundation says, “The roots of the problem include poor teen sleep habits that do not allow for enough hours of quality sleep... and a clash between societal demands, such as early school start times” (1). Could this problem be solved already if school start times were later? A regular school start time is around 8:00 A.M.
From kindergarten to high school, students go to school 180 out of the 365 days in a year. From Monday to Friday, students dread going to school for eight hours, learning a multitude of subjects. Some students participate in extracurricular activities such as sports, tutoring, and extra classes causing the school day to feel very long and tiring. Growing up many students have heard or mentioned a series of complaints about school such as: it’s too long, it’s too tiring, it’s too much work, it starts too early, and it doesn’t have enough breaks/holidays. One of the most common complaints is about being tired and about the early mornings; many want to push back the time school starts.
As you keep reading you will learn why I think we should not have school later than it already is. Mine starts at 8:30 but, I would rather go earlier so I can have more free time at the end of the day than in the morning. I am on the con side of Should the school day start later. We shouldn’t have school earlier because if you have after school sports, then because you can’t play sports in the morning, then you would be tired and my practice is already going from 6:30 to 8 so it can’t much go any later. In the article it says parents of athletes would have to adjust to students arriving later in the evening.” but I can’t go any later.
Most districts already have staggered start times for the schools and they report that delaying the high school start time would have a domino effect on all the schools which would become a disaster. Teens may be more likely to get the recommended amount of sleep. A delayed start time could help teens sleep during their natural sleep/wake cycles. Teens may be less likely to depend on caffeine to stay awake during the day. Sleeping longer could reduce health-related issues that accompany sleep deprivation.