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Naps; we love em, we need em

Most young kids in kindergarten did not appreciate nap time. But now, looking back at it as an older kid, nap time was one of the highlights of your life

when kindergarteners we didn't appreciate nap time as much as we would now.

when kindergarteners we didn't appreciate nap time as much as we would now.

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Most young kids in kindergarten did not appreciate nap time. But now, looking back at it as an older kid, nap time was one of the highlights of your life. As a middle schooler, you can rarely sneak one short nap in any of your classes, but when you are in kindergarten, it was encouraged for you to fall asleep when the teacher instructed you to do so. What ever happened to our thirty minutes of peace and quiet? The majority of American teenagers is lacking the required amount of sleep they need, caused by the amount of stress that is put on them, or the amount of homework they need to finish that night.

“Nap time is pretty sweet. I still go home after school and take naps because I don’t get enough sleep at night because of all of the homework that is have,” says Cooper Gunter, 7th grade. Cooper is a victim of the lack of sleep at night due to the excessive amount of homework he receives from school. “Every day in kindergarten we had nap time and I would rush to the little pit where we had our mats and I would grab my mat, and I would run to my favorite spot under the window, because that’s where I loved taking my naps.”

“I need nap time so badly. It’s great for teenagers, and scientists have even said that teenagers need the most sleep. They’ve done tests to prove it, and I wish our school would offer nap time for teenagers, because our bodies are at the stage where we need sleep the most,” said Ally Mathis 7th grade. Ally greatly appreciates her sleep, and it is very important to her that she gets a good night’s sleep before each school day. “I think it’s really important for older people to have nap time, because we don’t get enough sleep because of homework, which is something I think this school is unaware about.”

Sleep is a huge reason why humans function. Without the necessary slumber hours at night, your daily life could be a lot worse than if you had the perfect amount of sleep. Nap time, even though it may seem inappropriate for children our age, would actually benefit us more than most adults may think. Just 20 minutes in a dark silent room where we could rest, and catch up on some much needed sleep. But if you didn’t need a nap, it be a good time to catch up on homework or just have some free time all to yourself.

Nap time is an important necessity to most teenagers at this school. I few minutes in the dark resting could definitely do all of us students some good. If teachers assign us homework that makes us unhealthy, then we need to take some time from them to regain our health. When we don’t receive our proper amount of sleep, school is a waste of time. We aren’t focused or attentive, which is why we need some time purely for our well-being as humans.

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  1. Jeff Bilbo on April 27th, 2017 8:07 am

    I hate nap time

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