Later class times start could help improve adolescents' performance at school.
by JImmy on September 10, 2015 - 11:49pm
I think many students have the same experience like me, didn’t get enough of sleep in the night and wake up early in the other day for school. It's hard to wake up at 6 or 7 although you settled a series alarms. When the alarm rings out at 7 am in the morning, the feeling is equal to someone wake you up at 3am. Some students like a zombie at school when they don’t get enough sleep; some of them just sleep in the class. Teenagers’ biological time dictates a need for nine hours of sleep, and later sleep and wake times. Specially, their body is growing up in the adolescence. By the way, if a student has been sleep deprived over a long period of time, it will impair physiological, metabolic and psychological health.
The result from Harvard and Oxford reseachers show most middle and high school were starting at 8am , it's too early. If we can't force students go to bed early so why don’t we start school later every morning?