Kids Need More Sleep By:Yafet Hagege

Did you know that sleep is just as important as diet and exercise?

Students deserve more sleep because if they don’t get enough sleep, it can harm their health. Evidence of this comes from an article named “wake up calls (fast facts)” it says “Insufficient sleep in teens is associated with obesity, migraines, and immune system disruption and with health risk behaviors including smoking, drinking, stimulant abuse, physical fighting, physical inactivity, depression, and suicidal tendencies” This evidence shows that if students don’t get enough sleep, their mindset can mess up without them even realizing. This could result in suicidal thoughts, depression, etc. This also shows that when students are sleep deprived, it can change their social life as well by fighting more often and not being active physically.
Another reason students need more sleep is because if they do not get enough sleep, they will not be able to focus in class as well as they usually would. Evidence of this comes from “Why a Bad Night’s Sleep Makes it Harder to Focus” by “Robert Rosenberg” it says “You know how your brain acts when you’re tired: it’s hard to remember things and your thoughts are sluggish. Sleep deprivation strongly impairs memory and learning, and research confirms this (though the actual mechanism causing these deficits has escaped detection).” This quote shows why we can’t focus when we don’t get enough sleep. For example, if a child stays up late doing homework, the child will end up being punished for trying to complete his/her homework on time.
On the other hand, people might say that school times should either stay where they are or make school times earlier. According to “What Is the Advantage of Having School Start Early?” by “Marie Anderson” says that “by starting school earlier, students will have more time for extracurricular activities.” This is true because there will still be sunlight outside when you are released from school. That being said, not everyone is involved in extracurricular activities. Because of this, other students should not be punished by students that want to be involved in extracurricular activities.
Despite these arguments, the lack of sleep that children are getting is an issue and needs to be resolved. Insufficient sleep is very bad for the body. School times should be pushed back by at least half an hour so students can stay up late doing homework, they will be refreshed in the morning, and they will be able to pay attention in class. It is time that students in states all over the country get more sleep.
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