Louisiana Schools open at 10 a​.​m.

Louisiana Schools open at 10 a​.​m.

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Roman Sharpe started this petition to President Donald J. Trump and

School should start later in the day because students that attend Brother Martin High School live in various locations around Elysian Fields including, the west bank(which can be really far depending on how deep you live and which route you take to school). Most students are not getting the recommended amount of sleep and are missing the most important meal of the day. Breakfast is critical because it is the first meal you eat. If you don’t eat breakfast, you would be tired, and you would also have to wait for a long time until you eat lunch. Students should start school later in the day because students would be able to get more sleep, it would give them a chance to eat breakfast in the morning, and it could make sports practice in the morning instead of the evening.
Studies show that high school students should be getting nine to ten hours of sleep each night, but students are only getting as low as six hours each night. The Sleep Foundation’s studies found that 69% of high school students only get seven or fewer hours of sleep per night. Not sleeping can affect your overall health and can contribute to giving you obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and even diabetes. Teenagers take longer to release melatonin because of a cycle called the circadian rhythm. The circadian rhythm is a cycle that means you stay up later in the night and wake up later in the morning. If teens were allowed to choose their own sleep schedule, experts believe that most teens would sleep from 11 p.m. to 8 or 9 a.m. Which would give them about 10 hours of sleep each night but, school times force students to wake up earlier in the morning.
If sports practice were to start in the morning instead of after school, it would get athletes blood flowing in the morning before school. That would make athletes more alert in the classroom and could potentially raise the student-athlete's grades, and give athletes ample time to get breakfast before school. If practice could end 30-45 minutes before school begins, students might have time to put their jerseys and equipment in their lockers, take a shower if necessary, and eat breakfast in the mall.

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