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Wake up! Why are students struggling to stay awake in class?

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Tai Warnke
Class these days is like:

Many students are struggling to stay awake and focused during class because they aren’t getting enough sleep. This is the case for a variety of reasons, but some of the main reasons will surprise you.

Ms Faatz says, “They [the students] don’t see it as a priority. A lot of students will be staying up later because they have more access to their phones or gaming,”

Ok, so that one’s not shocking. It’s a well known issue that students and just the world in general has developed this bad habit of staying up late, endlessly scrolling through social media. However, this is not the only reason they have trouble getting to bed on time.

Noah Bookey says, “I stay up at night sometimes, doing homework, especially after football or work. Sometimes [hockey] practices don’t end till 11,”

Brady Anacker says, “I’m up late working nights, a lot of times during the week, and I’m at work until 10,”

The amount of time and effort that sports take out of you, and having work on top of that makes for not a lot of time for homework. This is what Abbey Korpi had to say about that,

“I think another big would be getting homework done, and not procrastinating, but being more efficient,”

All of these combined factors have one end result. The picture above illustrates pretty clearly what that is. But how can we fix this? Well, if students use bus rides, study halls, and extra free time in class efficiently, they can get more sleep. But what about phones? Put them away. Whatever is on there that night at 3 in the morning will still be there tomorrow. So, try leaving your phones in another room. And you’ll feel the results.

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