Students who obtain the recommended hours of sleep enjoy improved attention, emotional regulation, quality of life and physical health. Conversely, those who do not get sufficient sleep are susceptible to attention, behavioral and learning challenges. As students return to school – whether in-person, online or in a hybrid format – now is the perfect time to establish healthy sleep routines to best equip students for success.
Whether you’re a student, parent, caretaker or educator, you play a key role in ensuring all students have the opportunity to get enough sleep and develop healthy sleep habits that will last a lifetime. SHAPE America supports student sleep health week and educators can visit http://school.sleepeducation.com/ to access K-12 lesson plans and activities to generate interest in the study of sleep medicine and to raise awareness of sleep disorders.
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