Sleep: The Most Important Variable in Our Health
Periodically it’s important to remind families about the importance of sleep and what parents can do to help support healthy sleep for their children. Research is continually showing that sleep is the most important part of keepinging ourselves healthy on a daily basis and for long term health and wellness. Here are reminders for you to keep in mind:
- Your student needs 8-10 hours of sleep per night. Your most important role as a parent is to HELP them with protecting those sleep hours in their daily schedule.*
- Keep technology out of the bedroom during sleep time. This is a really hard one that requires discipline and adjustment for many. But honestly, sleeping with technology is not going to result in restful, nourishing sleep.
*Even if you think that there is not enough time in the schedule for your student to get the sleep they need, take a hard look at how much they are doing and consider prioritizing their schedule, putting sleep at the top.
Adults may want to watch this TedEx talk Sleep Is Your Super Power by Matthew Walker.
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