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The Student News Site of Kilgore High School

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The Student News Site of Kilgore High School

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The fuel to the human mind
Cole Steele demonstrates the struggle of staying awake

Sleep is appropriate for recovery from the wear and breeze of daily life, the brain does not recover whilst wakefulness, even whilst periods of calm rest. Your brain stands in need of sleep to restore and repair, develop new brain connections to work efficiently, makeup memories and procedure new facts.

Kids the ages between 13 and 18 should sleep a total of 8-10 hours in the span of 24 hours in order to have a healthy amount of sleep and to allow their brain to function properly. 

Most schools in east texas start at 8:00 a.m. with Kilgore high school being one of them. School starts at 8:00 a.m and ends at 3:30 p.m. Most students have after school activities and don’t get home until 5:00 p.m. “I go to sleep on a school night around 9:30 to 10:30 every night so I can get at least 7 hours of sleep each night,” Junior Kinsley Ford said.

The time it takes for each student to get ready for school is different for everyone. Some students have to wake up earlier than others because they may live farther away from the school than others do. Some students may have to drop off siblings for school. Some students may have to get to the school earlier because they have tutorials it varies for each student. “I don’t have to wake up at 6 to get here on time but I do, so that I can drop off my little brother at the Middle School before coming to the High School,” Senior Kai Tucker said.

It can be hard for teens to wake up to their alarm in the morning because it is simply just easier to press snooze and go back to sleep than it is to get up early. “Sometimes I do have trouble waking up. When we have morning practices for cheer,I have to wake up even earlier than usual and it pains me that we have to do once a week. But normally,I stay in bed for a dew minutes after my alarm and I finally get up to get ready for school,” Freshmen Lauryn Hok said.

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