The importance of sleep

By Marisa Garcia

LifeAtStart.com reporter

As a high school student sleep is important to all of us. The amount of sleep we are getting every night has an affect on us when we are awake. Our behavior can be negatively impacted if we aren’t getting the appropriate amount of sleep every night.

This has been known to cause problems in our academics because the lack of ability to learn, listen, concentrate and solve problems is lacking when we aren’t getting the right amount of sleep.

According to the National Sleep Foundation teens need 8-10 hours of sleep per night to function at our best. Unfortunately, many of us aren’t getting that because of school, sports, and after school jobs. Sleep is important, without it our abilities are limited and this can cause problems in our lives. So, try to get as much sleep as you can every night.