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School Should Have A Rest Period

Staying up late, and waking up early for work or school has become the normal behavior of teenagers. This brings lots of stress and sleep deprivation to kids which can cause lots of dangerous effects on the kids.

Scientific research has shown that students need 8-10 hours of sleep a night. With the work load of school and extra curriculum activities, and jobs teenagers don’t have enough time to rest their bodies.

The work load the kids are given has been extremely difficult on them and from lack of sleep it could affect them mentally and physically. Lack of sleep can affect grades, physically appearance, and behavior, and health

Drowsiness or fatigue is the principle cause of at least 100,000 traffic accidents each year. Sleep Deprivation can cause many preventable accidents.

“Hunter College High School, Gabriel Levine went into his kitchen at 3am to get a snack. Instead of slicing through a wedge of cheese he sliced through his thumb clear to the bone, severing a ligament.¬†Instead of slicing through a wedge of cheese he sliced through his thumb clear to the bone, severing a ligament.” (¬†Juliann Garey childmind.org)

Instead of having a study hall teens should be able to take a 40 minute rest period to relieve stress and/or take a nap so that they are able to function longer and better while getting their education.

By enhancing a better life for teens in these early years of their lives schools should be encouraging to the idea of a healthier life for them.

 

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