A Student 's Goal For Success Essay

1258 Words Dec 9th, 2015 null Page
A high school student is one of the most hard working individuals in the education system, especially a student that aims for success. During the 4 years that teenagers spend in high school challenges like homework, circadian rhythm imbalance, and extracurricular activities, may cause some setbacks to a student’s goal for success. It is possible to overcome such challenges, but as more time consuming dilemmas arise the time remaining for slumber will only decrease. As a result, students start losing sleep because of the multiple assignments of homework, long hours of extracurricular activity participation, and even restless nights due to the change in a teenagers biological clock. Furthermore, as reported by Emily Richmond, the public editor for The Atlantic, more than 40 of the 50 states start earlier than 8:30 AM, which in turn would mean that the early morning start prevents students who are suffering from sleep deprivation from having the chance to obtain the recommended 8.5 to 9.5 hours of sleep needed per night. This sleep deprivation will then cause damage to a teenager’s health, both mentally and physically, and academic performance. Thus, high school students who are involved in extracurriculars, experience rapid changes in their circadian rhythm, and receive homework just like all other students are most likely to be part of the growing rate of teenagers that suffer from sleep deprivation. To combat this problem, the causes and effects of sleep deprivation…

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