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 better learners. Firstly, millions of middle and high schoolers are fighting with their alarm clocks as they go through another educational school year.
According to article ¨Bright and Early...or Not?¨, ¨ Jatul became interested in a later start time after facing groggy teens at school and at home, after her own kids hit adolescence.¨ If teens start to go to school bad moods, it would affect their learning environment as a result, causing not paying attention in class, getting distracted, and getting lower scores on test then expected. Schools starting earlier would change all of this, kisa would be scoring higher on tests since they have the extra time to get rest. According to ¨Support for sleeping in? Half of parents favor later school start times for teens¨ it states, ¨ ...research shows benefits for adolescents' physical and mental health, including reduced risks of obesity and depression¨. There has been polls that prove that starting school later on in the day will help adolescents physically and mentally.
Starting school later can actually improve your learning, health and even your attitude and all of that can be changed by just starting school at 8:30AM. Kids don't start taking in information until 8:30AM because that is when the brain starts to really work. According to National sleep foundation ¨ teenagers are naturally inclined to stay up later and get up later in the morning.¨ ¨Starting school at 8:30 improves a student's chance of success,¨ according to the (National sleep foundation). Not only do teens want to sleep more, but sleeping more actually improves their health.
Research has shown that teenagers experience a change in their internal sleep clocks so that waking up early and going to sleep early are difficult. Teens have a hard time waking up early in the morning for school. When teens wake up early they do not absorb as much knowledge and skills as they do when they wake up later and more refreshed. Students tend to fall asleep in class when going to school early. Therefore, it takes time away from learning.
Many people argue whether school start times should stay the same or become later in the day. Most students already don't get enough sleep during the night and that can affect their learning experience in school (Wahlstrom). However some positive effects can still come from waking up early in the morning and getting to school around the same time. Although good can come from waking up early in the morning and sleeping in, students still need later school starting times to improve their overall health.
Starting school later helps older kids focus more. “I find that delaying school start times by one hour, from roughly 7:30 to 8:30, increases standardized test scores by at least 2 percentile points in math and 1 percentile point in reading.” This shows that school starting later helps in diffrent classes, and impacts students grades which will help them get into colleges. “Waking up earlier has cardiovascular problems, and diabetes; reduced immunity; depression; anxiety; suicidal ideation; and potential impacts on brain development.” That is not good for teens too go through and that is what our world is struggling with now
High school starts at 7:30 in the morning in most places. High school students typically get up an hour before or earlier in order to get ready for the day ahead. High schools should begin classes an hour later so that students may have more rest so they may be more aware and more likely to learn. If school began an hour later this would let students get more sleep, as they would more than likely continue to go to bed at the same time they do currently. “Research shows that teenagers’ body clocks are set to a schedule that is different from that of younger children or adults.
Closing/Transition Sentence: (Refer back to thesis statement.) School starting later helps teens and adolescents health too. Paragraph Five: Conclusion Transition Word/Phrase: All in all Restatement of Thesis: Summary of Main Points (Three Reasons): The school day should begin later so students behavior/habits can improve, students can succeed in school and students can get the proper amount of sleep needed.
Later start times in schools allow students to get more sleep, making them more healthy, productive, and awake. First, sleep is a necessity due to the repairs the body undergoes, so lack of sleep can lead to complications healthwise. According to the Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health, “Teenagers require an average of 9.25 hours of sleep per night for brain development, health, and optimal performance” (Alic and Nienstedt 862-867). As mentioned previously, only one out of ten students get an adequate amount of sleep (Troxel). So, those who are not a part of this category run the risk of developing health problems, because they are not allocating enough time for brain development, which occurs during sleep.
People don't like having to get up early, even though the day ends shorter when it starts earlier, some people would maybe rather have it the other way around. Skimping on sleep days has become a bad habit for most American children. And for most school-aged kids, 10 and 1/2 hours is ideal. Most kids are going to bed at 10 p.m. or later on school nights making it harder to wake up in the morning let alone trying to stay awake in class, which is why we need to change the times kids need to get up in the morning and leave for school all around the world.
If they delayed it an hour, then I could function and be excited for school. So many times I have gotten sick because I got up so early and it was cold so I got sick because I didn 't get enough sleep. This isn 't just me who suffer from this, every kid does.
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.
According to Owen Mindell, the average amount of sleep that teenagers get is between 7 and 7.5 hours per night. However, the average teen needs between 9 and 9.5 hours of sleep each night. With most students waking up between 5:00 and 6:00 a.m., they would have to be fast asleep by 8:00 or 9:00 p.m. in order to get their required sleep. Taking homework, tests, and extracurricular activities into account, this is a nearly impossible feat. Schools starting later would help teens attain their much needed sleep.
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.
There are many reasons why school starting later will help students focus better on work. First of all, since the kids get more sleep, they won’t be so tired in the morning and will improve on work. Regarding this, Kids need up to 8.5 to 9.5 hours of sleep in order to be able to be prepared for the day. In addition, ⅔ of high school students only get 7 or less, hours of sleep. Another reason why school starting later will help students