Sleep Deprivation in High School Students Essay

Sleep Deprivation in High School Students
A paper discussing the effects that sleep deprivation has on high school students.
# 64665 | 1,400 words | 3 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Apr 01, 2006 in Education (Jr High/High School) , Education (General)

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This paper addresses the problem of sleep deprivation in high school students. The paper uses different studies conducted on high school students and studies of why schools should have later opening times in order to examine the issue of what happens when high school students don't receive sufficient hours of sleep. The paper looks at whether sleep-deprived students actually recall what they learned in school and explains some of the effects that not getting enough sleep have on the brain and the physical body.

From the Paper:

"This is a very important issue for many reasons, perhaps primarily being that this is a problem that needs to be recognized and corrected, because teenagers may develop sleep disorders later if they are forced by too many commitments into getting not enough sleep. It is also an important issue to bring to the attention of the school district and administrators as well as others involved in the planning process of school functions, because opening school on just a slightly-adjusted time schedule could have definite results in improving academic outcomes. Generally the educational establishment, aside from some test cases that will be mentioned in this report, has tended to view the teenager who doesn't get enough sleep as someone caught sleeping in class: they are to be punished rather than looking at the larger problem. Many students unfortunately have complicated and over committed lives in which they only have a small window to do homework."

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