Should High School Start Later?

posted Nov 6, 2017, 7:25 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By; Philip DuBois

    “Should High School Start Later”. This question is asked a lot because student want to get a full night’s rest. The students think yes school should start later because if you don't get a full night’s rest they will not perform at your best.

    The students that go to high school and are in the higher grades might have a job and have to work late hours. If the students have to work late hours then they will get home later and not get a full night’s rest.

    For a young adult to get a full night’s rest he/she must get at least seven to eight hours of sleep a night. For this to happen the kid must go to sleep at ten every night. But this is harder for some teens that have to work and if they need the money then they might have to get more hours.

     If the students do not get enough sleep each night they will not perform at their best. Teens need about 8 to 9 hours of sleep each night to function best. Most teens do not get enough sleep. Not getting enough sleep limits your ability to learn, listen, concentrate and solve problems. You may even forget important information like names, numbers, your homework or a date with a special person in your life.

    This is called sleep deprivation. Lack of sleep can contribute to acne and other skin problems.

    “The risks of inadequate sleep extend way beyond tiredness. Sleeplessness can lead to poor performance at work or school, increased risk of injury, and health problems” said ADAA.   

 source: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/kids-health/let-them-sleep-docs-want-later-school-times-teens-n186976

edited by: Noel Houston