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Getting a good nights sleep is important for your mental health, especially when you are a teenager. Mark Ferris and Molly join Childline to talk about their secrets to get a good night’s sleep.
How to Sleep Better
Do you lie in bed for hours, staring at the clock? Do you wake up feeling groggy and slow? Lack of sleep can do a lot more than make you have a bad morning – it can hurt your mental and physical health. Wellcast tells you why sleep is important for your mental and physical health, and gives you 5 tips for better sleep.
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.
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I am always tired
Fatigue has so many causes but in most cases, just a few steps can make a difference that will amaze you and get you back the energy you need to skip through life. This message from Zumos gives you those tools with some much-needed information to back up the steps you need to take.
I can’t sleep
We all need restful sleep to function at our best. Take that sleep away and our worlds can cave in. Understanding sleep patterns, how to build good ones and how to break the bad ones is paramount. This message Zumos will give you that knowledge and the tools you need to help you get the rest you deserve.
I have nightmares
For some people, nightmares can be so distressing that they’re affecting their lives with disastrous knock-on effects on their health, relationships and work. This message from Zumos gives you information about sleeping and dreaming, particularly nightmares. It also offers you practical tools for dealing with nightmares.
How to Cope with Sleep Problems
There is a close relationship between sleep and mental health. Having a mental health problem can affect how well you sleep, and poor sleep can have a negative impact on your mental health.
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.
Sleep disturbance or difficulties can involve frequent difficulty getting to sleep, staying asleep or waking in the morning and feeling drained. Sleep is a natural thing that all people do – it is a biological function. For all involved sleep disturbance or difficulties can feel worrying and really get in the way of life. This webpage from The Children’s Society discusses the ideal amount of sleep you should be getting depending on your age and gives tips on how to improve sleep.