Wednesday, January 6, 2021
The Wellness team wants to remind you about the importance of sleep. As we get back into a more regular routine, we may notice that our sleep schedules are out of sync as a result of holiday routines. Did you know that adolescents need about 8 to 10 hours of sleep per night? Getting enough sleep is important for so many reasons. Sleeping well can help you manage your moods, leaving you feeling a little less irritable or moody. Good sleep helps important parts of your brain function better, improving your memory, attention, decision making, and can promote creative thinking.
What can we do to improve our sleep? Try to maintain a sleep schedule, go to bed and get up around the same time each day. Create a comfortable, cool, quiet and dark place for sleeping. Before bed try to “wind down” by doing less stimulating activities, such as reading or listening to calm music and, try to avoid screens in the time before bed, as the blue light can signify to your brain that it’s time to wake up.
Even small changes can help improve sleep. Start tonight.
Sleep Well and Keep Well Wildcats!