Sleep is food for the brain…
And sleep, or the lack of it, is one of the most important physical and mental health issues facing senior secondary students today.
Recent studies show that the majority of high school students get inadequate sleep, especially with the ever- increasing impact of mobile phones and other devices on sleep patterns.
The resultant sleep deprivation can lead teens to suffer reduced cognitive performance, negatively impact on their general health and wellbeing, increase their risk of suffering from mental health issues such as anxiety and depression and give them a higher propensity for risk taking behavior such as alcohol and drug abuse.
It’s not a pretty picture.
But there is something you can do about it.
The Power of Sleep program is specially designed to motivate students to get the sleep they require to be their best.
It informs them of the paramount importance of sleep to both their academic performance and their overall physical and mental health and then empowers them with easy to use strategies to help them get the sleep they need.
Students will then be able to reap the benefits which adequate sleep brings including:
Being more alert in class
Being better able to retain information and solve problems
Greater energy levels and improved health
A lower propensity for illness and absenteeism
Reduced risk of anxiety, depression and stress-related disorders
Reduced incidence of high-risk behavior such as drug and alcohol abuse