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.
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. After school, sports, and homework, the average student need at
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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. Later school start times would allow teens to get more sleep, and in turn would benefit their health and
When it starts later in the day it will save up to $40 million per year. 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.
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.
For the last few years, schools across the United States have made conscious efforts to delay school start times. The push for a later school start has been led by doctors and parents who believe students do not receive the suggested eight-and-a-half hours of sleep daily. A later start time does not guarantee more sleep for students as students may just go to bed even later usual. A later start time could also change the times for after-school activities for many students. As a result of a later start time, both students and teachers will come home to families late into night.