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Here are the resources we found for sleep for parents and families:
Establishing Good Sleep Hygiene
In this video, Dr Pooky Knightsmith discusses the importance of good sleep hygiene. Sleep hygiene is a slightly daft phrase that is used to refer to “the recommended behavioural and environmental practice that is intended to promote better quality sleep. This video also gives simple steps that we can take to enable us to get sleep that is better in terms of both quality and quantity.
The Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep
It’s 4am, and the big test is in 8 hours. You’ve been studying for days, but you still don’t feel ready. Should you drink another cup of coffee and spend the next few hours cramming? Or should you go to sleep? In this lesson from Ted Ed, Shai Marcu defends the latter option, showing how sleep restructures your brain in a way that’s crucial for how our memory work.
Helping your Child Establish Positive Sleep Patterns
An often overlooked part of emotional wellbeing an academic performance is teenagers’ sleep patterns. Teenagers need between nine and ten hours of sleep per night – more than any age group other than the under-fives. Most UK teens average less than eight hours a night meaning that they are chronically sleep deprived.
Lots of young people struggle to fall asleep at night. Thinking about school, people or events can leave you feeling restless. Even your diet or routine can affect your sleep, but there are things you can try to help you sleep better. On this page, you will find top tips for falling asleep, 8 things to avoid, and getting out of bed.