The Teenaged Student and Sleep

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Fact Sheet on Sleep and the teenaged student 1. It is an evitable fact that sleep has a huge impact on a teenaged student’s life. a. teenagers generally need 8 ½ to 9 hours of sleep every night. b. getting the right amount of sleep is essential to sustain the body’s activity for the next day. 2. Reasons why teenagers might not get enough sleep each night. a. they stay up at night; i. doing homework (not likely) ii. watching tv, movies, online videos (Netflix) iii. listening to music iv. staying online, social networking etc. (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat) b. different sleeping patterns then adults and young kids. i. the body’s circadian rhythm (internal biological clock) changes to telling a person to wake up later considering they fall asleep later. 1. this change happens when the brain hormone melatonin is produced later in the night making it harder for teens to fall asleep earlier. c. stressful lives of teenaged students i. pressure in school (early starts) ii. pressure from extra-curricular activities iii. pressure from a part-time job 3. Why is it important for teenagers to get a good amount of sleep a. the more sleep a teenager gets; i. the more they will be to pay attention in school ii. will define how good of a mood the person will be in iii. will affect if a teenager will be sleepy or tired in class; will they feel asleep in class? (more than 25% of high school students fall asleep in class.) iv. will have quick responses and good concentration 4. What is the lack of sleep connected to; a. emotional trouble b. feelings of sadness, moodiness and depression 5.
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