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Here are the resources we found for sleep for professionals:
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.
Good sleep is fundamental to good mental health, just as good mental health is vital to good sleep. A good night’s sleep is about getting to sleep, staying asleep and getting enough good-quality, deep sleep. Increasingly, studies show that the pattern and quality of our sleep is closely linked with our mental health and wellbeing. This webpage covers sleep problems in primary school children and what schools can do to help.