Re: “Should high schools have nap time?” (Dec. 21, 2021)

Raghav Kodiyalam, 2024

To the Editor: Shefali Saxena

Having a designated “nap time” during our school time will prove more problematic than useful towards our general life. There are better ways to allow more sleeping time for a high school student. One such way would be to assign less work. If students get less work, they will not have to stay up as late if they choose to do something on their own that causes them to stay up late, say playing video games. It is not the school’s responsibility seeing that they gave the student the opportunity to go to bed at a reasonable time. This work load should also take extracurriculars such as clubs and sports into consideration as well, making sure to give at most 3-4 hours of work.

Another solution would be to start school a little later, which would allow us students to wake up later and then go about our day, in essence creating an opportunity for more sleep. Basically, giving students the opportunity to go to bed earlier or wake up later is a much more efficient way to solve the problem of sleep deprivation instead of taking away essential time required for education.


Raghav Kodiyalam