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TOPIC: Bring Back Naptime

Topic:  Middle school students should have naptime in school

Supportive websites:

"Power napping refuels weary students" 
Author:  no author
Publisher:  Education World
Updated:  no date
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Notes:  Tells about a nap club for HS students and the positive outcomes.

"Better Than Coffee: Power naps can do the trick"
Author:  Vanessa Richardson
Publisher:  Edutopia
Updated:  April 16, 2007
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Notes:  Tells about companies that have naptimes for their employees.

"Nap rooms could lead to happier students and better grades"
Author:  no author
Publisher:  Education Advisory Board
Updated:  October 21, 2014
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Notes:  Colleges are adding nap rooms for students.

"Student nap time might help boost test scores, productivity"
Author: Aarthi Murugappan, 16, a teen board member
Publisher:  Augusta Chronicle
Updated:  2006
Web Address:
Notes:  Suggests why nap time would help teens.

Negative Websites:  

"Hour long afternoon naps may increase risk of diabetes"
Author:  no author
Publisher:  The Telegraph
Updated:  September 18, 2015
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Notes: Tells about a health problem linked to napping.

"Mid-Day Naps Can Be A Sign Of Bad Health"
Author:  Rachel Nuwer
Updated:  April 15, 2014
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Notes:  People who frequently take naps tend to die younger.

"Some Schools Drop Nap Time"
Author:  Associated Press
Publisher:  Tuscaloosa News
Updated:  October 28, 2008
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Notes:  Tells why schools get rid of nap time.

"Class time, not nap time"
Author:  Jonathan Zimmerman
Updated:  2012
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Notes:  Argues that nap time won't help the root problem which is that school starts too early in the morning.

Neutral Websites: 

"Average Hours Per Weekday Spent By High School Students In Various Activities"
Author:  no author
Publisher:  Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Government
Updated:  2015
Web Address:
Notes:  Tells how much time is spent in school and how much time is spent sleeping.


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