Students scarcely sleep


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Over the years, sleep deprivation has become a major problem amongst students. Not only are students being bombarded by homework assignments, but many have extracurricular activites as well. Isakson said, “Some days I get home as late as 9 p.m. and get to bed at around 12 a.m.”

Countless extra-curricular activities are offered the students at SHS. For many, although these activities are enjoyable and mean a lot to them, it has become increasingly difficult to manage their time.

Sophomore Matthew Isakson said, “Time management is an extremely important concept for me, as I have numerous extracurricular activities.”

Additionally, as students age and progress to the next grade level, the amount of homework compiled by teachers is not depleting.

Isakson said, “Now that I am a sophomore, it has been even harder to finish homework before a time where I can actually get a sufficient amount of sleep.”

Myriad students have to stay after school to participate in clubs and activities and some arrive at home as late as 7:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. to start their homework.

Isakson said, “I almost never get enough sleep during the week. I am always tired during the school day and sometimes even find it difficult to focus.”

Consequences of sleeping so late on a consistent basis leads to sleep deprivation, stress, and even depression.

They could additionally just as easily get bad grades for not finishing an assignment or doing badly on a test because of sleep deprivation.

According to Web MD, sleep deprivation and its consequences affect 70 million Americans.

Isakson said, “For sure if I could get more sleep I would do much better at school, be more engaging, and do better on tests.”