Essay about A Brief Note On Today 's Exhausted Superkids

706 Words Apr 29th, 2016 3 Pages
In “Today’s Exhausted Superkids”, the author is presenting how rigorously today’s children are pushed to be the best they can be, and because of this, they do not have time to sleep. He explains how parents and teachers pressure them and how extracurricular activities cause exhaustion. A way students can get more sleep is to do class work whenever free time allows during the day to avoid completion of work at night after a late practice. The effects of not getting enough sleep can cause accidents, trouble, and sickness. The importance of sleep is immeasurable. If one does not get enough sleep, the brain may not be able to develop or grow fully. Not only will the brain be at risk, but physical changes may occur as well. Any person should get at least 8 hours of sleep a night, however, a student involved in intense classes and extracurricular activities should get at least 9 hours of sleep. Getting enough sleep is difficult enough as it is, but the consistent pressure to be perfect, extracurricular activities, and other things make it very difficult for students to get enough sleep, which is why I agree with the author. The editorial’s main point is school kids should get more sleep for health reasons and it will improve their abilities. The author talks about how students today do not get enough sleep. He says, “Back when I was in high school in the 1980s, in a setting considered intense in its day, the most common sleep problem among my peers was getting too much of it and…

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