Longer Lunch/Nap Break during School Day Essay
Use the two sources (must) and any other reliable sources related to the importance and benefit of midday napping to write a text-based argument essay
thesis: Students are severely lacking the time to sleep enough for their brains to function the way they should, thus US high schools should change the daily school schedule so students can get 30min-1hour midday sleeping time.
essay goal: propose the idea that high school students need more sleep but they are overwhelmed by the amount of home work and extracurricular activities. therefore, introducing the solution of adding a longer lunch/nap break during school day to give students the opportunity to enjoy the midday nap. Quote evidence from John Medina’s Brain Rules (specifically the sleep chapter) and also the oxford academic Midday Napping research source.
Source 1: Medina, John J. “Sleep”, Brain Rules, Pear Press, 2014, pp. 39-54
Source 2: Liu, Jianghong, Rui Feng, Xiaopeng Ji, Naixue Cui, Adrian Raine, Sara C Mednick, “Midday napping in children: associations between nap frequency and duration across cognitive, positive psychological well-being, behavioral, and metabolic health outcomes.”, Sleep, Volume 42, Issue 9, September 2019, Oxford Academic