Why Do Schools Start Later

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Jalien Moore 2nd block Should schools shift their start time so that they begin later in the? Have you ever woke up for school tired and just wanted to go back to sleep for at least another hour? Well I have. I personally think that school starts too early in the morning. There are also credible people who agree with my opinion. By the end of this essay, you’ll agree with my opinion as well. Sleep is very important and has a huge impact on human health, especially teens. Most adolescents have to wake up extremely early to get ready for school and their not getting enough sleep because of these early school times. Teens are among those least likely to get enough sleep because of their busy schedules. This in particular is not good because the consequences of sleep deprivation during teen years are very serious. In fact, how much sleep a teen gets has a direct impact on how they perform in school and extracurricular activities. For example, recent research has revealed an association between sleep deprivation and poorer grades. Yet another example, in a 1998 survey of more 3,000 students in high school found that the students who were failing or border line passing in school obtained about 25 less minutes of sleep and went to bed about forty minutes after those who were passing with high grades. (American Physiological Association)…show more content…
If school were to start later, it would have an effect on extracurricular activities. The time for after school sports practices and club meetings would have to be pushed back as well, but this doesn't matter if the students are too tired to do anything in the first place. Also if school started only a hour later, maybe about nine in the morning, students would still be able to get home before too late and have enough time to do homework and still get enough sleep. With this in mind, it would be great to start school later in the
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