What happens when students aren't getting the sleep they need? Lack of consistent, appropriate sleep leads to increased academic stress, hindered concentration and learning, and disturbances to your students' mood and ability to cope.
What can parents do?
- Have a lights out policy
- Take away computers, video games, cell phones, etc.
- Help your child establish a regular sleep & wake cycle (Students need 8 to 9 hours of sleep each night)
- Have students keep a regular study cycle (no late night cramming sessions)
- Eliminate caffeine 3 to 5 hours before bed (soda, tea, coffee)