Essay about The Hour Of Sleep Sarah Got Last Night

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Six. That is the number of hours of sleep Sarah got last night. Six hours, that is equal to just 360 minutes of sleep. It is 6:30 a.m., and the moon is still out, but Sarah is awake. Now that Sarah is awake she must get ready for her day. Once Sarah walks out the door she will head to school for a day full of learning. Sarah’s first class starts at 7:30 a.m. and her final class ends at 2:45 p.m. Once she gets done her classes Sarah has an after school meeting for a club she’s involved in. Once this meeting ends at 4 p.m., Sarah gets in her car and drives to soccer practice. Sarah stays at soccer from five until seven and then drives home. At eight o’clock she sits down to dinner with her family. After eating dinner and taking a quick shower it is 9 o’clock. Sarah finally begins her homework. After doing most of her homework Sarah is exhausted and falls asleep. It is 12:30 a.m. In just 360 minutes Sarah has to wake up and do it all over again. 180 days a year Sarah gets by on just 360 minutes of sleep. Most Americans can agree that this pattern of sleep is unhealthy and unfit for a growing adolescent. However, this scenario is common for many teenagers across America. Perpetuated by the structure of our schooling system, sleep deprivation in a problem faced by a large percentage of American high school students. The current structure of our education system increases the presence of unhealthy sleep habits in adolescents. This lack of proper sleep can lead to a decrease in…

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