Alarm clocks. The beep-beep-beeping at early hours of the morning signal that it is time to get yourself ready for a long day at school. But that snooze button is so tempting. Just five more minutes, you tell yourself. Next thing you know, you are late to school, left your math homework on the table, and forgot your running shoes for practice after school.
In this dream, I will have an exam at 8:30am. Last night, I forgot to put an alarm on the clock and just slept. Because of which I was not able to wake up in early morning and I got late from college. It was already 8:00am and I was still at home. Afterward I got ready in 10 minutes and took a bus than train but unfortunately, my train got stucked in between which made me more nervous it was now 8:30am.
Tuesday is a day that I have to wake up early because I am taking a class at nine thirty. At nine o?clock, the cell phone, clock radio, and TV wake me up at once. On the radio, NPR news is on the air but I turn it off quickly. From the TV, ESPN broadcasts the results of yesterday?s sports. Even though I like sports, I am so sleepy that I cannot pay attention to result and switch the TV set off.
Everyone seems to have those couple of undesirable patterns that they wish they could get rid of. My two patterns that I chose were snoozing my alarm clock and not being able to get up early, along with letting fear stop me from trying new things. Getting up early has never been something I enjoyed, but I know as I continue to get older it is something that I will have to do. Doing this is easier said than done, it means going to bed earlier, so that I can still get the same amount of sleep, while getting out of bed earlier. Starting this semester, I have 8 am classes, which means getting up around 7 am.
I heard the alarm blaring from the corner of my room. I buried my head under the pillows and tuned out the beeping. “Just five more minutes”, I told myself. Unfortunately, it wasn’t even two minutes before my brother stomped into my room yelling at me to get out of bed: “Hurry UP, Suhani. You ALWAYS make us late.
The two minutes pre set time rolls slowly by and I ponder today's lessons, last night's football and why I'm always awake before my alarm goes off. As I walk back to my room to get dressed I shout to my Mam asking her whether she's ironed my trousers yet. Then in a way very typical of my life she tells me she just told me she had. Strangely this happens to me a lot. Whether I'm slightly deaf or my brain just... ... middle of paper ... ... was ended I make sure my alarm is set, switch off my TV and decide upon a bit of light reading.
I slam my alarm clock to shut it off. I try to open my eyes to see what time it is, but it feels as though the sleep fairy came along while I was sleeping and super glues my eyes shut. I knew I had to get up to go to the gym, so I rolled over, stood up and flicked the light on. At that moment it felt like I was staring directly into the sun, every time I tried to open my eyes they would close immediately. I am still not awake yet but I know if I want to go to the gym before work I have to push myself to wake up.
Waking up in the morning for school is one of the hardest things to do, especially when you feel like you haven’t slept in a week. Why can’t students just go to bed earlier, then they’ll have their 8 hours of sleep. Studies have shown “that teenagers’ body clocks are set to a schedule that is different from that of younger children or adults. This prevents adolescents from dropping off until around 11 p.m., when they produce the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin, and waking up much before 8 A.m.” (Nancy Kalish). Students average sleep time isn’t determined by when they decide to go to sleep and wake up.
I must have done that when I was sober and thinking about the day ahead. I laid there in bed thinking of why I had my alarm set, and then it hit me. My mom is in town, and I’m supposed to spend the day with her. I some how had to get off the bed, but it really wasn’t that hard since when I woke up I was half on half off the bed anyways. My head felt like it weighed 100 pounds, it kept bobbing like those dashboard ornaments.
Board of Ed, please understand, Staples High School must implement a policy to get rid of homework. Homework is emotionally and mentally draining kids due to sleep deprivation. According to a collective of doctors at the University of Pennsylvania, teens need 9.25 hours of sleep per night, however “only "15% of adolescents get 8.5 or more (Moore, Melissa 115)." This lsack of sleep causes daytime drowsiness, which keeps kids from being alert and involved in classes. In addition, "75% of adolescents aged 13-18 year... ... middle of paper ... ... S1526054208000031.