Topics: Sleep, Sleep deprivation, Memory Pages: 2 (536 words) Published: June 24, 2013
People Should Be able to sleep in Class...(and generally sleep more)… Ever found yourself drifting off into sleep during class? Well recent studies have linked lack of sleep with things like moodiness, memory problems, anxiety, aggression and stress. So if you are one of the many people suffering from these symptoms I suggest you read on. Ever hear of memory Consolidation theory? I doubt it, but it’s basically a theory suggesting that sleep processes and retains information that was learnt earlier in the day. An experiment was conducted in 2006 testing if sleep could improve learning. The results showed that a student deprived of sleep who had learnt a new skill had trouble remembering it three days later. So the next time you’re feeling sleepy in class just recount this letter to your teacher and hopefully you will be able to doze off into dreams of castles, princes and all things good. The average person should be sleeping for seven to eight hours. Students have six hours from when they get home at approximately 4 and sleep time at 10. Within this short six hours they must shower, eat, do A LOT of homework, socialize, relax, do some out of school activities, prepare for the next day, do chores, read a bit of a book, maybe watch some television, look after younger siblings, attend to the needs of their pets and take a nap because they are already exhausted from school. When it’s put like this you can see that there is quite a bit to do but, by sleeping less than the required amount it is seen to increase moodiness, anxiety, aggression and stress. Just imagine staying up to finish your homework that was set by your maths teacher three weeks ago and waking up with only three hours of sleep to find you that you did your English homework instead. But being the good person you are you still go to school and your Maths teacher rambles on about being organized and how you’re a horrible student and you finally snap screaming that you have better things to do, which...
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