Friday, 6 February 2015

Lee Xin Yi (13)

Issue being discussed: Students having lack of sleep
Date of the article: 5/2/2015

More than a third of lower primary school pupils are not getting enough sleep, but only 8 per cent of parents recognise that their child may have sleep problems.
A survey by four Nanyang Technological University (NTU) students of more than 300 parents last November and December found that 37.5 per cent of six-to-nine-year-olds show signs of sleep deprivation.
I think that students need to have enough sleep especially students as they will need to go to school the next day and if they have lack of sleep, it may results in them sleeping in class. When students sleep in class, they will miss out on what the teachers are talking about and thus, not able to catch up on their work. It is important for students to at least have an average of 8 hours of sleep and sleeping less may cause damage to their health. If they fall sick easily, they will need to skip school to rest at nome and thus, it will be more hard for them to catch up when they also sleep in class. I know that parents hope that their children can score well in exams but I think that there should be a limit on the maximum of time the children have to study. Studying the whole day may results in children to hate studying. For instance, my friend is force by her parents everyday to study once she reach home till past midnight. Her parents even arranged many tuitions for her and thus, she starts to dislike studying and sometimes even rebel her parents. Hence, I think that students must not study too long everyday and should set a time for them to sleep. Parents should also think for their children and look out for signs of sleep deprivation, such as deteriorating grades, inattention, poor decision-making skills and a higher risk of displaying anxiety and depressive symptoms. 
- See more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/more-singapore-stories/story/many-parents-not-alert-childs-lack-sleep-study-20150205#sthash.KfZpcV4J.dpuf

1 comment:

  1. Good Points:
    Possible reasons behind lack of sleep: being forced to study.
    Effects: Pay lesser attention in class and poor health
    Points are convincing and relevant
    Good elaboration of the effects of lack of sleep everyday.
    Relevant example of friend being forced to study and cannot catch up, which can emphasise on how parents will to let child study actually is also one of the factors why students sleep late at night.
    Some points you might want to add:
    Students may also be gaming till late night which results them sleeping only in the late hours
    Lack of sleep slows down their development.

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