Waking up too early is unhealthy Essay

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BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! You’re familiar with that sound, it’s the sound of you’re alarm clock. It’s really hard for kids to wake up to the sound isn’t it? It’s not even good for them either! Yet, kids, whose appetites for sleep are the biggest, have to wake up as early as 6:00 a.m.! It’s crazy how they, the school boards, set the system up. And bus drivers, who also have to wake up quite early, might be having problems waking up. Even if they don’t, someone behind them might be and that puts the whole bus at risk! Anyways, the point is that the decision made for the school arrival time was wrong and it needs to be changed on a large scale. This means in EVERY high school. Starting school too early is not only a nuisance …show more content…
The time they use up is sleep time! This leads to sleep deprivation and causes the above stated affects that were stated by the chief of medicine in Chicago. Another factor in this whole mess is a sleep inducing chemical called melatonin. This chemical is what tells your brain that its time to take a rest so it doesn’t go into over drive. More specifically, this chemical starts to go to work at around 10 P.M., and wears off at around 8 A.M. This means that there are still significant amounts of this chemical in a teens mind at 7 or even 6 o’clock in the morning. His, or her, whole morning is then reduced to a blur of events and their is no point in teaching them anything that early because many times they don’t even remembers it! Eventually, when they reach adulthood, this changes and it starts to merge into their evolved circadian clock, the internal sleeping mechanism that dictates sleeping patterns. Simply, it means they will be able to wake up earlier, and have to sleep less. The most important reason that teens need more sleep is sleep deprivation, again, but this time it’s with driving. Yes, you may or may not well be familiar with this horrid combination, but it’s like drinking and driving! If you don’t approve that then you definitely won’t support this. Did you know that being awake for a full 24 hours, which many teens might do, is like have a BAC level of .07. Of course, this might
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