Our students report only getting only an average of 6 hrs per night while 9.25 hrs is the recommended amount.
Among teens, sleep deprivation an epidemic!
5 Scary Health Effects Of Sleep Deprivation During The Teen Years! It was "...found that each hour of lost sleep is associated with a 38 percent increased risk of feeling sad or hopeless and a 58 percent increase in suicide attempts. Teens who sleep an average of six hours per night are also three times more likely to suffer from depression, a 2010 study found."
This lists many symptoms that we see in our students!
What Happens to Your Brain When You Don't Sleep
In the never-ending search for an edge, NFL teams have opened their eyes to sleep as a priority, backed up by science that increasingly points to its importance for physical and mental health.
While this one talks about athletic performance, I like to think of all the things our students are trying to cram into their day as “performance.” We need to constantly remind our students that, “Sleep is a weapon.”
This is a few years old, but another one on sleep and improved athletic performance.
And don’t forget to take up ALL the electronics at bedtime. Now go get some ZZZs this weekend!
Katie Bryant, needing to work on sleep myself!