Why School Should Start Later

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Why Should School Start Later Sleeping is important for kids that are in middle school because they have to wake up early to go to school. I believe school should start at a later time such as 9 o’clock in the morning. Three reasons why school should start later is because, kids are not sleeping enough hours during the night, kids may not have enough time to eat breakfast and if kids are tired and hungry they tend to be less productive in class. As a matter of fact if school started at a later time kids would be able to eat a healthy breakfast, be more productive in school and have a good night sleep. Why are kids not sleeping enough hours at night before going to school? When kids go to school they could be tired because they probably went to sleep late. The kids are going to sleep late because some may have …show more content…

If kids are tired in the morning they would not hear all the things the teacher is telling the class. They could miss important things such as, notes for exams, projects and assignment deadlines. This can lead to poor exams and overall grades. Studies have shown that middle and high school students with adequate amounts of sleep, 8-10 hours, have better test scores (ww2kqed.org). The human body may be awake but the mind is not functioning as it should be. Lawrence Epstein, a medical director of Sleep Health Centers in Brighton, Massachusetts and an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, believes that “adequate sleep is essential to feeling awake and alert, maintaining good health, and working at peak performance.” (ww2.kqed.org). Some kids get about 7 hours of sleep and feel tired throughout the day, (sleepfoundation.org). When school is over sometimes the student does not remember what they were told because they were tired in the morning. Kids should be getting about 9 ¼ hours of sleep in order to be productive and successful in

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