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.
Going to school a little later could be the key to that extra rest. Even 1 hour of rest could be the difference between you falling asleep in classroom and not understanding the material to being attentive and understanding everything that is being taught. When the students are awake, they become smarter, and when they become smarter their test scores begin to rise. When the test scores begin to rise, our world education ranking improves, and that is just what we want to see. The issue for students who attend school at 7:30 in the morning, is they don’t hesitate or think twice about falling asleep.
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.
“It’s just been great because he has been able to go to bed about the same time, but he gets up about an hour later,” says Tudan who advocated for later high school start times in Fairfax County. “His grades are higher, his concentration has been better. He’s just been happier” (Pannoni). This Virginia mom strongly advocates for starting school later because of the change’s on her family and most importantly her high school son. So the question now becomes: Why haven’t we changed?
Does waking up early make your whole day longer, and make you tired the whole day? Well imagine having to do work and going to school like that everyday. With all the sports the kids have, and the homework how can you go to sleep early. They will always be tired and not focused for their morning classes. A solution to this is that school start times should be pushed will help the kids focus and do better in the morning class.
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.
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.
For many children, one of the biggest struggles that occur when going to school, is getting up early and making it to school on time. Many kids wish for “just five more minutes” to sleep in before having to get ready for school. Because of this, one main topic in education today, is whether the start time of schools should be later. While starting school an hour later might have its downfalls, the strengths, and advantages it would provide students with, outweighs the disadvantages. One struggle for students of all ages, is the fight to wake up, and stay awake through the whole day.
More sleep will cause the kids to be more awake and aware in classes and so they can focus on their studies instead of focusing on trying to stay awake because they didn’t get enough sleep. In paragraph 4 it states,”Negative effects of sleep loss include impairments in mood, attention, memory, behavior and executive function.” This shows how kids in school with lack of sleep are really affected by this and will cause them to lose focus on their studies. In all, school is just better later. In conclusion, it will just be better for students to be able to start school later because it will benefit them more. Starting school early will not just be better for their grades, but to just be more awake and aware in their classes.
One reason why school should start later is because students will have more sleep. If students get more sleep then they will be more focused. Teens on average need at least 9 hours of sleep every night. With our school schedules teens are getting less than 7 hours of sleep every night. Also scientists say that sleep can help with memory and your health.
If the schools started later in the day absences would drop. Students being late is a big problem in their grades. Kids wake up early in the morning because sometimes their schools start early. When they wake up early in the morning their body still says that it is time to sleep. If we have classes that are later than kids will attend school more and get more sleep.
If high schools started later, students could spend more time in school while they were wide awake. A third reason for classes to start later is the physical and mental health of teenagers. A study by the Sleep Foundation Organization showed that increased sleep can reduce the likelihood of depression, metabolic defects, and obesity. It can also increase productivity, attentiveness, mood, and grades. Due to early school start times, teens are experiencing serious health problems.
Kids can get a lot more sleep at night. Absences can drop 15% because many kids get more sleep. Kids will not fall asleep in class because they got more sleep. Kids can not get distracted, and kids won’t have to wake up early in the morning. Less kids will miss school because some kids will miss school when they don’t get enough sleep, and kids will be able to get a little more than 8 hours sleep so they won’t face slew problems, and kids can get to school on time.
Most kids wake up at around 6:00 a.m, because most schools start at about 7:30 a.m,which does not give a child the amount of sleep he or she needs. To add, attendance will improve because kids will be refreshed in the morning and won’t be so tired or lazy. With this in mind, kids will be more energized because they are actually getting the rest that they need.When Woodbury High School decided to start at 9:45 a.m, the attendance improved by 56%. Plus, kids are really tired and lazy, which is actually very dangerous, because if a teen 16 or older has to drive to school, they might be tired and get into a car accident. In fact, when Jackson Hole High School started school at 9:55 a.m, car crashes were reduced by 70%.