Seniors Need Nap Time

Arely Ocampo Bartolo, Managing Editor

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I’m tired. So…so…tired. 

There may be 24 hours in a day, but high school makes it seem like there are much fewer. 

We go to school almost eight hours a day which leaves us with nearly 16 hours. That’s already way less time to get actual work done. 

Now subtract all of the hours of homework and extracurricular activities, and where does that leave the time for the most important thing… SLEEP?

It’s no question that sleep is extremely important, especially for teens whose brains are still developing. Lack of quality sleep may negatively affect the brain growth of “almost adults.”

I miss having a time during the day where I’m able to sleep and just take a break from how hectic the school day can be. 

I know some schools offer a free period—now imagine a nap period. Comfy beds or cots offered to students during their period if they feel too tired…maybe a room where they’d be able to simply relax and have a break from the long day of never-ending notes and the pool of words spewing out of your mind from a 40-minute in-class essay. 

Realistically, seniors probably won’t get a nap time, but imagine a simple break during the day to get some work done or unwind for a class period. It would make seniors feel more relaxed, and more importantly, less tired.