Students are sleep deprived

Limia Bahar, Staff Writer

Students at Annandale high school are sleep deprived and it’s worsening their health. 

Students aren’t getting enough sleep between going to school, after school activities, and doing their homework. 

The most a student gets a night is 5-6 hours a night which isn’t great since the recommended hours are 8-10 a night. 

Why do you think students are not getting enough sleep? Most of them have after school activities like sports, community service, and working which only delays when the start their homework and other things that they need done before the following day.

 When they get home they have to start their homework for each of their classes, make time to spend with their families, eat, and catch up on their social life.

 By that time everything feels delayed and students end up sleeping in between the hours of 12- 2 a.m. and wake up around 6:30 a.m. everyday to get ready for school. There isn’t enough time for students to live their life but also have a goodnight sleep anymore.

“ I leave my house for school at 7:30 a.m. and I don’t get back home until 7:30 p.m because of football practice and everything.” says Freshmen Faissal bahar. 

“ I always come home tired and never have enough energy to do anything but sleep but I can’t you know.” this is probably one of the reasons why students aren’t either doing well in class or can’t pay attention that well because they are constantly tired. Schools need to find a solution to this problem because sleep is one problem that’s weighting on everything else. 

Sleep is one of the most important thing in our daily life.

 Just like we eat and drink to survive and keep our bodies health, if we don’t get enough sleep, our bodies simply won’t function correctly which will only worsen the other aspects of our lives. To be and outstanding student who is engaged in activities outside of their school life and at their home life, they need the energy to get up first. 

Schools start too early for those who go to sleep late because they are trying to catch up on everything the night before.

 It’s not healthy to expect a student to go to school for 7 hours for their education, have them participate in clubs and sports after school, expect them to be able to carry themselves by trying new experiences, study for tests and exams or do homework, and make sure they have a healthy relationship with their families everyday. It will get tiring and slowly students will lose interest in the things that cause them stress, which only means they won’t be their best self.

 All of this is caused by not having enough sleep. Schools need to be aware that we are sleep deprived and they need to take actions to try and change it.