How Long Does It Usually Take You Fully Awake?

859 WordsOct 26, 20154 Pages
How long does it usually take to feel fully awake? One hour after waking up? Three or maybe even four hours? It doesn’t matter how long it personally takes an individual to wake up to agree that waking up first thing in the morning is a very difficult and tedious task. With most schools starting classes at seven in the morning, most students find it extremely difficult to stay focused and retained key information from their classes. Pushing the high school start time back later in the morning would allow for students to get the recommended hours of sleep needed, have a higher attendance rate, and have a better overall performance in their studies and after school activities. Throughout the day, through biological processes regulated by internal circadian clocks, there are periods throughout the day where a person feels either sleepiness or wakefulness. There are different times during the day where the circadian rhythm rises and falls, causing a change whether a person feels awake or not. These circadian clocks range between the different age groups of people. When it comes to adolescences, a biological shift has caused their circadian clock to be pushed back by two hours, causing them to naturally feel more alert at night ("Sleep Drive and Your Body Clock"). This sleep phase delay makes it difficult for adolescences to fall asleep before eleven o’clock pm. According to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, teenagers need about nine to nine and a half hours of sleep every
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