Sleep

Sleep Study: Students sleep on average 6.8 hours a night
By P. Erik Meyer ’14 THE ROUNDUP  The average Brophy student sleeps six hours and 45 minutes a night. A sample size of 50 students conducted by The Roundup revealed the number of hours a sleep they attain a week. Six and a half hours is well below the National Sleep Foundation’s recommendation of nine and a quarter hours of sleep a night for teenagers. According to senior Michael O’Gara…
Studies show naps improve productivity
By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP No matter what school or grade level, sleeping in class is almost always considered a punishable offense. If recent studies are true, school officials may want to reconsider how they react to snoozing students. Scientific studies done by institutions such as NASA have stated the benefits of daytime napping, but high schools have yet to recognize the advantages. “Napping if used to make up…
Teachers seek to maintain normal sleep schedule, balance work with rest
By Chase L. Manson ’16 THE ROUNDUP  While many students struggle with finding a healthy sleep pattern, some faculty members have found a routine and others struggle with getting enough rest. Mr. Andy Mazzolini said he goes to bed almost every night at 9 p.m. and wakes up every morning at 3:30 a.m. “My sleeping pattern started when I was in high school,” Mr. Mazzolini said. “My family was always…
Sleep paralysis affects body, results in waking up in panic and inability to move, speak
By Will Schubert ’15 THE ROUNDUP  Due to a lack of sleep and an abundance of stress, a handful of students suffer from a rare sleep disorder called sleep paralysis. Sleep paralysis is the phenomena in which people either sleeping or awakening experience an inability to move or speak. Sleep paralysis may be experienced by 20 to 60 percent of people, depending on the population that is examined, according to…
Technology, late bedtimes contribute to daytime drowsiness
By Aakash Jain ’14 THE ROUNDUP Less technology and earlier bedtimes can have a greater impact on teens’ wellbeing than one would expect. The connection between teen sleep and technology use has been extensively reported by various science publications and media outlets. For example, the Journal of Pediatric Psychology published an article last year that claimed that an excess of technology—televisions, phones, computers and video games—can cause anxiety and sleep…
Restless sleep cycle causes intense struggles, bedtime panic
By Austin Norville ’15 THE ROUNDUP Sleep to me is an important part of life. However, it was not always a great release. Sleep for most of my life has been a struggle and often my view of sleep changed. It began in the second grade when my cousin spent the night telling me ghost stories. After that day, I began to sleep with my head below the sheets for…
Sleep deprivation threatens the health, well-being of teenagers

By Aakash Jain ’14
THE ROUNDUP
Sleep deprivation is a wide-spread epidemic among American teenagers, according to multiple national studies.
The American Sleep Disorders Association recommends the average teenager get nine and a half hours of sleep per night to maintain a healthy lifestyle.