Boland also says, “This will cause health issues, drowsiness, drop in education, and a drop in physical ability (sports).”
While Boland has an opinion that many students might agree with, teenagers are often known to procrastinate doing their homework, leading them to need to stay up late.
Many students are staying up late so that they are able to turn in their work on time and get good grades. But some students are also staying up late so that they can play more video games or do other things that they would rather do.
Edweek.org explains that, “Children should have no more than 10 minutes of homework each day for each grade reached.” That is about 100 minutes per day for high school sophomores.
Many students, including Boland, find that when they do not get enough sleep, their brain starts to not work properly which will also affect their school work, causing more stress than they already have. When people do get the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep, their stress levels go down and they are able to function properly. They are able to do better in school and work. Getting enough sleep is difficult though, when kids have to wake up early to get to school on time and then stay up late to get all of the homework done.
It is also important for students to have a social life away from school. It gives them a chance to relax and not have to worry about school. Having a social life helps with self-confidence, health, and happiness.
Allpeers.com explains that having a healthy social life is important and should not be ignored.
As the school system becomes more complicated in the future, students will end up having an even harder time staying caught up with their school work while being able to get enough sleep and maintain a good social life.
Students need to get a good amount of sleep so that they are able to function properly and so that they can be healthy, but if they sleep too long they could end up dying early.
Smithsonianlab.com says that “New research shows that adults who sleep more than eight hours a night are at a higher risk of early death.”
Teens need more than eight hours of sleep per night. If they get that amount, their grades could increase.
Helix ELA Teacher Tim Kahl says, “Studies show that getting 8 or 9 hours of sleep increases your lifespan by 5 years.”
Kahl says, ““Teens need more than 8 hours of sleep.”
Students will also do better in school.“If teens get 10 hours of sleep every night their grades would go up one letter grade,” Kahl explains..
According to connecticutchildrens.org, “Over the long term, a person's growth may be affected by not getting the full amount of sleep.”
Most people, when they stay up extremely late, become irritable and it is hard for them to function.
One solution for students who are not getting the recommended amount of sleep is to stop procrastinating and if they are getting too much work from their teachers, they need to talk to them about it.