As I wake up every week day I find it so hard to get out of bed as I think to my self ?I would give anything just to sleep in a little longer.? I know for a fact that I am not the only teenager that feels this way. Its not just the luxury of sleeping in that effects teenagers, according to the Washington Post American teenagers are getting far less sleep than they need, and their health, behavior and academic performance are suffering as a result.

Based in part on Dr. Mary Carskadons research, some U.S. schools have changed their school?s start time. Most these schools are moving there starting times back to times around 9:00a.m. because it makes it easier for the students to learn and pay attention in class. Guajome Park Academy high school starts at 7:45 a.m. in the morning. From 7:45 to about 9:00 is when i have math and/or German depending on the day, in the time span of these classes some people will experience tiredness, irritability, edginess, and problems with memory says Dr. Lindsley. Parent news says that 200f all high school students fall asleep in school during this time.

The majority of teenagers need 9 to 10 hours of sleep a day. If your a student at Guajome Park Academy then you need to go to bed at 9:00p.m. and wake up at 6:00a.m. to get a good nine hours of sleep every day. Now how many people do you know that go to bed at 9:00 every day? Even if they go to bed at 9:00, they are not likely to fall asleep till after 11:00 so that leaves them with even less sleep. But most adolescents are talking on the telephone, watching late- night TV, they have a big test tomorrow, or have too much homework to do and not enough time to do it before bedtime since he or she didn't get back from the movies or where ever they were until 7:00 p.m.

As a teenager i find it hard to go to bed at a decent time for whatever reason. And is even harder for me to wake up at a decent time. When i get to school usually i have to...

Similar Essays