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Model School Primary School, Northland Rd, County Londonderry

10RM2 and The Importance of Sleep

6th Nov 2019

As part of our Pastoral Programme each form class deliver an assembly to their peers. This year the theme is health and well being. 10RM2 covered the NHS recommended sleeping facts, common misconceptions such and what their form class does to ensure they get enough sleep.

The NHS website states;

" Many effects of a lack of sleep, such as feeling grumpy and not working at your best, are well known. But did you know that sleep deprivation can also have profound consequences on your physical health?

One in 3 of us suffers from poor sleep, with stress, computers and taking work home often blamed.

However, the cost of all those sleepless nights is more than just bad moods and a lack of focus.

Regular poor sleep puts you at risk of serious medical conditions, including obesity, heart disease and diabetes – and it shortens your life expectancy.

It's now clear that a solid night's sleep is essential for a long and healthy life. "

A minimum of 8 to 9 hours' good sleep on school nights is recommended for teens. You need to be well rested to learn better in school.

There are many ways to help you get that all important sleep.

  • Limit screens in the bedroom
  • Exercise for better sleep
  • Cut out the caffeine
  • Don't binge before bedtime
  • Have a good routine
  • Create a sleep-friendly bedroom
  • Talk through any problems
  • Avoid long weekend lie-ins

For further information visit NHS website.