Just Let Me Sleep!
Schools need to brighten up on the subject of waking up. If school started at 10 o’clock rather than 8:05, the students would be much more awake and ready for the school day. Studies show that students don’t stay up any later so they gain another hour or two of sleep.
According to the national sleep foundation, “The roots of the problem include poor teen sleep habits that do not allow for enough hours of quality sleep hectic schedules with after school activities and jobs, homework hours and family obligations and a clash between societal demands, such as early school start times, and biological changes that put most teens on a later sleep-wake clock. As a result, when it is time to wake up for school, the adolescent’s body says it is still the middle of the night, and he or she has had too little sleep to feel rested and alert”.