Student Sleep Schedules

We’ve all heard the, “Ugh, do I have to go to school today?” A few of the other common things we hear from students is, “I hate school,” and “Why do I have to be here?” Many hear this and blow it off as kids being whiny. No one really tries to break down as to why our teens feel this way and this is precisely what we’re going to do in this article, investigate why school is so hated by teenagers.

Research done by Sleep Foundation found that the average teenager, if able, goes to bed around 11 p.m. or midnight and sleep until 8-9 a.m. This is caused by a chemical reaction that releases melatonin into the teenagers body. This chemical process, lots of time, does not occur early enough to follow the schools schedule. Henceforth, causing our teenagers to not get enough sleep.

There are many reasons why students are unable to get to sleep earlier. They have chores, schoolwork, homework, extra-curricular activities and jobs to keep up with.

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