Assignment 1



Sleeping Time and Academic Achievement  by Rika Nurviani

  1. A.   Background Study

Sleep is food for the brain. During sleep, important body functions and brain activity occur. Skipping sleep can be harmful — even deadly, particularly if you are behind the wheel. You can look bad, you may feel moody, and you perform poorly. Sleepiness can make it hard to get along with your family and friends and hurt your scores on school exams, on the court or on the field. Remember: A brain that is hungry for sleep will get it, even when you don’t expect it. For example, drowsiness and falling asleep at the wheel cause more than 100,000 car crashes every year. When you do not get enough sleep, you are more likely to have an accident, injury and/or illness (National Sleep Foundation). From that it can conclude that sleep is really important for body. Because sleep is like the foundation of everything that happen in our body, it sets almost everything inside, include the brain, mood and etc. If a person skipping sleep it may disturb his/her brain work. Especially for teenagers, they like to sleep late at night or even in the morning and then feel sleepy when they are on their class.

There is a statement by Peter Bernick: Sleep deprivation causes a lack of focus, affecting academic performance and causes mood swings and crankiness, among other things. When a person doesn’t get enough sleep it will disturb their concentrate while they are in the class. They will feel sleepy and not paying attention much to their lesson or the worst thing is they will sleep during the class. And it shows how much sleep has important role to the academic achievement. (Rika Nurviani/30801500229)



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