Sleeping in Class

Is it hard to stay awake in class? Does your teacher get mad at you for falling asleep? Did you stay up all night texting your friends or were you on social media? Maybe homework and the activities your in school are in your way? Is your job and all your projects too stressful next to your chores? Are all these things stealing your sleep?

During the school year it can be hard to balance things. Your schedules are overloaded or you spend to much time texting or chatting with friends; that is until you look at the time and have 3 hours to sleep until it’s time to go to school.

Sleep is food to the brain. During sleep, important body functions and brain activity occur. Teens need about 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night to function best. A lack of sleep can limit your ability to learn, listen, concentrate and solve problems ( according to National Sleep Foundation). A new study finds that having a homework load negatively impacts the lives of high school students resulting excess stress, physical problems and/or no time for leisure. Research from the National Sleep Foundation casts big doubt on the notion that a lot of homework is a good thing and indicates that any homework.

Alfie Kohn a reseacher of kids quotes Dr. Cooper, a well known homework reseacher, who is a professor of education and psychology at Duke University, says “no more than two hours of homework a night should be assigned to students in high school”. In a article of Alfie Kohn argues that there is no research to show that homework in elementary and middle school has any benefit and that the correlation between homework and academic achievement in high school is at best weak.”

Kohn, Alfie. “Rethinking Homework – Alfie Kohn.” Alfie Kohn. N.p., 02 Feb. 2007. Web. 09 Sept. 2015.
“Teens and Sleep.” Sleep for Teenagers. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Sept. 2015.


Posted on September 24, 2015, in Top Stories. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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