The Pros And Cons Of Sleep At Night

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Have you ever noticed yourself or someone you know, at their desk sleeping through class, a puddle of drool leaking onto their desk? Chances are you have. And chances are you thought of them as lazy, hopeless, or just a bad student. However, is it really their fault? Sure They probably were up to late the night before but studies show that teenagers are naturally up later at night. But, WIth some high schools starting at 6:45 in the morning, it 's hard to blame them. Overall student just are not getting the sleep they need to function to the best of their ability. As school’s decide to move their start times up to the wee hours of the morning to accommodate their transportation and after school activity schedule, the real victim is the student, …show more content…
These problems can actually hamper a student 's ability to learn in the classroom. It can also affect a student 's life, long after they get out of school. Scientists have this to say on the topic “Getting enough sleep is important for students, health, safety, and academic performance”(Anne). The first short term effect sleep deprivation can have on a student is that it can cause a decrease in focus. Studies show that teenages have a harder time focussing with 8 hours or less of sleep. This will affect their productivity in school. Making them less efficient and thus making less of the 7 hours they are given in school. It will also affect their performance in other tasks outside of school, such as driving a car. This could cause an accident. Waking up early in the morning can also cause stress. This stress could lead to more serious health issues. One of the health issues caused by added stress from an early wake up is weight gain. When you are stressed out you are more likely to grab for fattier foods. A high stress lifestyle can also lead to heart disease and high blood pressure. This health problem can be haunting even after you get out of school. Stress, in rare cases, can put people at risk of stroke. Would you move school back 2 hours if it meant stopping at least one person from getting a

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