How Less Sleep Affects Students In School?

There are students in school that do not get enough sleep, and it affects them in school whether it is in their academics or athletics. A nightly occurrence of little sleep will cause them to fall behind in certain areas in school.

Every school year, there are students who get less sleep and do poorly. Students end up falling asleep in many classes and failing as a result. According to a study in the Journal of Adolescent Health, only about 29 percent of students get the recommended eight hours of sleep each night. A survey by the National Sleep Foundation found that 60% of high school students suffered from extreme daytime fatigue, which caused them to regularly fall asleep in class. Without proper sleep, memory, and the ability to concentrate as well as higher cognitive functioning are severely affected. Most students tend to stay up much later and sleep in resulting in both less quantity and quality sleep. Therefore, when students have less sleep, it can effect negatively on how they do in school,  and it can affect how they function in everyday life. 

Students who have a rough sleeping schedule could potentially fall behind in certain areas of school and would not be able to function from day-to-day. A solution to this problem would be to make sure they get the right amount of sleep. They need to keep a nightly routine of when to go to bed and stick with it so they can get the right amount of sleep each night. With this, they would be able to function in school and not fall behind whether it is with academics or sports. If students get the right amount of sleep each night, it would improve with how they do in school and to be able to function from day to day life.

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