The Drawbacks of an Early School Day

865 WordsFeb 23, 20183 Pages
On a normal school day, students in the states drag themselves out of bed and start getting ready for school. Most students almost miss the bus or miss the bus because they are still sleepy and not moving as fast as they should be. Should school start later in the morning and head into the late afternoon? The lack of sleep affects a student’s academic studies because it can lead to weight gain or even obesity, it makes them want to doze off in class, it reduces the student’s ability to think , and it also can create a depressed or anxious state of mind. Getting the amount of sleep needed each night is the way to keep a healthy weight. Unfortunately, research is increasingly showing that more and more students are not getting enough sleep, which can have a negative downfall on their grades (AASM News). In 1995, 35 percent of American grown ups got 8 hours of sleep a night and by 2005, it decreased by 26 percent (Sleep.(n.d.)). A British study that followed more than 8,000 kids from their day of birth, discovered that those who got sleep under 10 and a half hours within the night at age 3, had a 45 percent higher risk of gaining weight and becoming obese (Sleep.(n.d.)). Having sleep troubles from ages 3 can lead into adulthood. It can have a long-term effect on weight. People who tend to sleep less than normal may have an obesity- related condition that may have be guided to these sleep habits: sleep apnea, obstructive lung disease, depression and sometimes cancer. Not
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