Zzzz: Student sleep schedules change noticeably due to social distancing, remote learning


Berk Oto

Sleep schedules of students are being thrown off by remote learning.

Grace Holleb, Reporter

Social distancing and remote learning have noticeably changed many students’ sleep schedules, as they have no reason to get up as early to go to school. Although unstructured schedules have allowed students to feel more rested and experience an increase in their quality of sleep, some students have concerns over the negative health effects of unregulated sleeping. Sharon Housinger, neuroscience and behavior teacher, worries about the body’s internal clock adjustments during this time. Juniors Ben Meyer and Iris Xie also explain how their own sleep schedules have changed and what effects the changes have had on their engagement in remote classes.