Should school start later?

Sleep, our special outlet every night we have that lets us recharge ourselves for the next day. Yet do us teens get enough sleep every night, or does school start too early. Every student I’ve ever met has eventually came to the phrase once in their life “It’s too early to be at school.” In this article, an all girls school in Singapore did an experiment, starting school at 8:15 a.m. instead of 7:30 a.m., yet all the curriculum stayed the same as well as the end time. After running the experiment for 8 months they came to the conclusion that the girls were overall experiencing less depressive symptoms, and having an easier time staying awake in class. Studies prove that us teens need 8-10 hours of sleep yet over 75% of teens get less than 8 hours of sleep every night due to social media. Therefore when they wake up their biological sleep rythmes tend to get all mixed up. Even though this article is not very descriptive nor expressive, it still established many points and I found it very interesting. Not only did the article reveal how corrupted us teens sleep schedule are, but described how it effects us on a day to day basis. This is a topic I find very important and also applies to my everyday life which is the reason behind why I chose it. Also after reading this I feel even more great-full that Riverside starts at 9:00 a.m. Giving me that extra hour of sleep, which lets me preform and get through my day in a proper manner.

http://bigthink.com/news/study-reveals-long-term-effects-of-delaying-school-start-time

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