The lack of sleep that takes place during the week contributes to excessive sleep during the weekend which is the source of many health complications (New). This Study demonstrates that students would have to fall asleep at nine p.m. or earlier every night if schools keep their start times. In addition to
With the price of college steadily increasing every year, students have less and less of a reason to sleep in class. Every minute that they spend snoozing is a minute wasted, especially if they end up not understanding the material when they get back home. There are two sides to the debate, however. Some students have a legitimate reason for falling asleep in class. For instance, if a student has spent all night writing a midterm paper or studying for a difficult test, then he or she might just accidentally fall asleep in class.
These combinations can cause many students to leave little time for adequate studying. In turn, students often pull “all-nighters” cramming for exams or writing papers. They begin to acquire sleep debt, which is an accumulation of many missed hours of needed sleep. Staying up all night cramming for an exam can be detrimental because it causes sleep debt, which in turn impairs memory, interferes with learning processes, and interferes with the ability to evaluate a performance during an exam. The first reason why staying up all night, cramming, is a mistake is because insufficient sleep decreases the ability to remember any new information.
Studies have shown that young people brains work better in the afternoon even in the night. With school starting at 8:45am we don’t get enough sleep, with all the homework we have to do at night and all the outside activities we don’t get a chance to go to bed early and be ready to wake up early in the morning. If school started at around 10:00am which would give young people a bit of a sleep in and by the time we were at school we would all be woken up and ready to learn. The first two sessions of the day is the time we take to wake up, I know from experience that sometimes I just feel like I can’t remember a lot of what I learnt, it’s like it goes in one ear and out the other. By recess I’m fully awake and finally ready to learn.
That is a terrible idea because although they’re the ones getting into them, it’s not just the minors fault. First off, the lack of sleep that these teenagers have been getting is one of the main causes on why all of these accidents have been happening. Children need a few more hours of sleep than adults do, so when these kids are waking up at 6 o’clock in the morning to go to school or college, it’s not only effecting their drove to school but also their drive home. The time school starts is another topic but I do believe that pushing the time back to 8 o’clock would make a huge improvement. Secondly, in the article “May Just Delay Deadly Crashes” by Anahad O’Connor he clearly proves by statistics and percentages that there have been more fatal crashes from 18-19 year olds rather than 16-17 year olds.
From 3 pm until the time an adult arrives home at 6 pm children are at risk of being introduced to and participating in criminal activity, whether it be peer pressure, gang activities, or just hanging outside. Having an extracurricular activity and a safe place to go can help prevent or minimize these activities from taking place. Without the use and access of an afterschool program many of these children especially those beginning at the age of 11 participate in gang violence and vandalism. The African American and Hispanic communities are in high demand for Afterschool programs, they are also the communities where budget cuts are high and the funding is not enough to keep a lot of these programs open. The programs that are trying to stay open have to fight and compete each year for funds just so they can have activities to provide for the youths, they try to not focus on the academics and more of being mentors, and providing a safe space so they won’t have to be outside causing and getting into trouble.
Though this may not be directly connected to middle school students it will still have an impact to them in life. Homework also creates stress. Stress from working too long, stress from anxiously hoping to get a good grade. WORD COUNT: 294 TOTAL: 294 It is estimated that 75% of student visits to the doctor are partly stress related. Thus pupils are not going to do as well as they could as a result of the sickness from the stress of their
Circadian rhythms change. Teenagers naturally more awake later so have more difficulty in getting up earlier. This is known as a phase delay. Normal adult sleep is 8 hours a night with 25% REM sleep however more sleep disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnoea occur. Sleep time decreases and people have more difficulty in going to sleep and they tend to wake up more frequently at night.
Although the most common effects of stress are insomnia, stomachaches, headaches, anxiety, and irritability, stress can also be a major factor in depression and eating disorders. Michael Simon, an East Bay psychotherapist, estimates that 60 percent of high school students have their eating habits disrupted in some way by stress and that 20 to 30 percent of teenagers have their mental health affected negatively by stress. Most teenagers worry about issues that are much more serious than cliché high school problems such as homework and popularity. According to Bay Area psychologists and teenagers interviewed by the Daily Planet, high school students often worry about being successful, both in the immediate future and later i n life. Barrows said teenagers often fear that they won’t make it in a competitive society.
And, in an article by the National Sleep Foundation, their statistics show that the average 12th grader has about four different electronics in their room, which makes causes distraction and delays falling asleep. pg 523 According to a recent poll, sleep experts recommend 9 or more hours for adolescents but only 20% of children (ages 11-17) the recommended amount and most parents are unaware of their child’s sleep deprivation. And, just as sleep deprivation affects an adults capacity to function properly and make sound decisions, lack of sleep causes adolescents to fall asleep in class, arrive late to school, and feel down and