Friday, November 4, 2005

Tired Teachers Putting Students At Risk

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – When teachers can’t get their Z’s they’re less capable of teaching the three R’s, according to a new study.

The survey of teachers grades K through 12 shows despite the whopping 97 percent who admit sleep is important to their ability to perform their best at work, only about a quarter are getting a restful night’s sleep.

The study, funded by Sepracor, Inc., showed that 88 percent of teachers have trouble falling or staying asleep at some time.

And when they can’t get their rest, 43 percent of tuckered out teachers say they’ve changed their lesson plans – like showing a movie in class.

Finally, some teachers are just too pooped out to stay awake at work, because 51 percent say they’ve been drowsy or have fallen asleep on the job.

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