In “High Schools Starting Later to Help Sleepy Teens” by Michelle Trudeau and “High Schools Will Keep Starting Too Early.Here’s why.” by Dan Weissman they both have their own perspectives on life about school starting times and the problems they may bring to the students of high schools.In Michelle Trudeau’s story she says that the starting times for high schools has many students still very drowsy and tired most of the time having them nod off during school instruction.She states that in an average high school 20% of students fall asleep in class on a typical day.Therefore, in need to prevent this from happening teens need more sleep as opposed to them not getting enough sleep from either staying up late or period as some experts say.There are many ways to add additional support for teens and their sleep.
School could be a pain, especially forcing yourself to wake up early in the morning just to go to school. We could at least wake up more later than early in the morning if we are going to school. Imagine if you could go to school later than usually. This plan actually help students. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging education policymakers to start middle- and high-school classes later in the morning. The idea is to improve the odds of adolescents getting sufficient sleep so they can thrive both physically and academically. The school day should start more later because student needs enough sleep, students could get excessive sleepiness in adolescents and
In order to do so, schools all over the world should start at a later time in order for students to get better grades, increase the amount of sleep students need, and to just be more healthy as a whole. For high school students, sleep is the biggest contribution to do well academically. To prevent a drop in grades and grade point averages, less car crash fatalities, development of bad habits and behavioral attitudes, it can make the world a better place, even just slightly, to know that teenagers are more alert and awake of their actions. This goes to show that sleep is very important and that schools should adjust their schedules to take care of this serious
In the first place, students are not getting enough sleep. In the article “Should School Start later” by Lisa M. Herrington  “According to the National Sleep Foundation “59% of 6th-8th graders and 87% of high schoolers aren't getting the sleep they require”. This quote shows that students are not getting the sleep they need. And kids must wake up early how are they getting the sleep we need. “So why don’t kids just go to sleep earlier? It’s not that simple” Says Danny Lewin, a sleep specialist at Children's National Health system in Washington, D.C. “Adolescents have a deeply programmed biological clock to go to bed later and wake later” Says
Have you ever been really tired when you wake up for school in the morning? Sleep is very important to all teens, or it should be. Young adults should have 8.5-9.25 hours of sleep every night, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), in Sarah McKibben’s article “Wake Up Calls”. Unfortunately, two-thirds of teens are getting less than 7 hours of sleep each night, according to the NSF’s chart. This is causing a large number of schools and scientists to think that schools should start later in the morning. I fiercely disagree with this. Schools should not start later because starting later for high schools would cause too many negative consequences.
Do you wake up in the mornings to your alarm and snooze it because you are still tired and need more sleep? Many students have complained about the time you are required to get up for school. Most teens are arguing that it is healthier for them to get more sleep. In the article “Despite proven benefits, Starting School Later Remains ‘A Tough Sell’” by Tim Walker, claims that “...letting students sleep and starting school later can lead to better health and academic outcomes.”. Students should be given more time to sleep because it is good for them.
When school starts so early, students just aren’t getting enough sleep. Doctors recommend teens get between 8.5 and 9.5 hours of sleep each night and with all the after-school activities, homework and early school start times, they are not getting that. Less than a third of high school students get 8 hours of sleep on school nights. As children get older, it’s harder for them to fall asleep at night, causing them to go to bed late and when they have to get up early to go to school, they are not getting nearly enough sleep. Studies shows children that do not get enough sleep are more likely to be overweight, not engage in physical activity, suffer from symptoms of depression, perform poorly in school and
First of all, I believe that schools should start later in the morning because of the students grades. According to Lauren Gold the students with the best sleep score – those who spent the longest time asleep and most time in deep sleep – were also the ones with the highest grades in the class. (Source D) This shows that the students who sleep more, are more apt to pay attention in class, which therefore means they would get better grades. Also with the more sleep they get, the more energy they will have participate with the class as well. Likewise, sleep helps the brain to commit new information to memory. (Source H)This fact
During this week’s article, “Most High School Students Are Sleep Deprived”, by Sylviane Duval, The author claims throughout the article that most high school students are sleep deprived. The author brings up valid points throughout the article and even gives ideas on how to solve this high school sleep deficient epidemic. Throughout this paper I will point out some of the major strengths and weaknesses I found in this article.
“It’s 6:00 a.m., the alarm blares loudly in my ear, I struggle to open my eyes and drag myself out of bed, I finally wake up, get ready, arrive at school, and before I know it, I am asleep in first period.” “Two out of three U.S. high school students sleep less than 8 hours on school nights (Yeager).” According to Dr. Robert, an associate professor of internal medicine in the Division of Sleep Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School teens need at least nine hours of sleep. Getting a sufficient amount of sleep is crucial to be healthy and to function properly (Holohan). When teenagers reach a certain age, their bodies sleep cycles start to shift. Teenagers naturally want to fall asleep later and wake up later because of their bodies “inner clocks (Yeager).” Schools should start later in the morning because it can improve student’s academic performance, reduce teen car crash rates, and helps prevent emotional disorders.
Research tells us that the natural tendency for teenagers is to stay up late at night and wake up later in the morning. Evidence suggests that teenagers are indeed seriously sleep deprived. A recent poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation found that 60% of children under the age of 18 complained of being tired during the day, according to their parents, and 15% said they fell asleep at school during the year. According to the National Sleep Foundation’s “2002 Sleep in America” poll, 80% of respondents said high schools should start no earlier than 8:00 a.m. each day; nearly one-half of these respondents (47%) said start times should be between 8:00
On average in today’s society most teens don’t like going to school that early in the morning. To have to wake up so early when they only get about seven hours of sleep, to have students be coming into school at 7:30AM or maybe even earlier in some other schools, is not right. Students need to have time at night to get work done, not only schoolwork but also non-schoolwork. Needless to say, the school schedule for high school students needs to be changed and be made where they go in later. That way they get their work done and get enough sleep because without much sleep students will not be getting high grades. A health survey that the University Health Center administered showed them that one in four students say that lack of sleep has
High school and Middle schools should start later in the day. This has been an idea that has floated around for a good amount of time. Teens between the ages of 14-18 every weekday wake up around 6:00 in the morning to go to school for 7:30am or 8:00am. Throughout the day the kids are found to be tired and just want to sleep. The following reasons support this statement; Teachers will find that there students are tired and less alert than they should be. These are signs of sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation might not seem like a very bad problem but it really is and can cause some long lasting problems.
Did you know that more sleep is all you need to be a better student? According to Staff Reports, “many high-school and middle-school students face increase in school work and school activities, just as natural changes alter their sleep needs’’(Staff Reports 1). Sleep deprivation is associated with later bedtimes and early wake times, which can lead to dangerous consequences. The American Academy of Pediatrics states potential risk of adolescent chronic sleep loss include behavioral issues, learning problems, poor impulse control and academic challenges. High school should start later because kids need a lot of sleep, it will increase academic performance, boost attendance, test scores and overall grades.
The National Sleep Foundation states that the healthiest times for teenagers to sleep are between eight and ten hours (“Teens and Sleep”). For years society has pushed kids to go to sleep at an earlier time so that they will be prepared for school in the morning, but it hasn’t exactly worked. That puts students and their parents in quite a predicament when they want to succeed, but they also want to enjoy their lives. So what to do about it? Let’s push our school start times later.