Would you like to have sleep lessons at school?

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18th January 2019

DO you ever feel super tired at school and struggle to sleep at night? Maybe some sleep lessons would help!

Young people in the UK could soon be offered special lessons to help tackle insomnia. This is when you have trouble getting to or staying asleep.

Sleep is very important for your physical and mental health, but research has shown that there has been a rise in the number of young people suffering from sleep disorders.

Now a series of lessons, aimed at 7 to 16-year-olds, have been developed so that teachers can help you out. The lessons feature techniques on how to get to sleep and the habits and routines you can change, such as not checking your phone or iPad before bed (lots of us are guilty of it!).

Experts say the increase in social media use, obesity levels and anxiety are all causing young people to lose sleep and it could be a bigger problem than many realise. A report in the British Medical Journal suggests sleep has a bigger impact on children’s mental health than bullying,
physical activity and screen time.

The Sleep Factor lessons have been put together by the PSHE Association (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) and the department for sleep medicine at Evelina London Children’s Hospital. They are being offered as part of the PSHE curriculum at schools across the country.

Would you like to have sleep lessons at school?

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dog13 · 2 years ago

Unless we have an extra hour at school we shouldn't have a nap in class. it would take away valuable learning time.

jasjb · 2 years ago

That would be so good

teamgorbo1 · 2 years ago

I wouldn’t feel like I would need it. I already know about it. I would rather learn about current affairs or focus on more key subjects.

gwenrat · 2 years ago

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gwenrat · 2 years ago

No because you would lose learning time and their parents should be responsible for how much sleep they’re getting.

jesusrules · 2 years ago

i think we should have them (though only once a week) because i have insomnia and i have to have sleepy tea, lavender, spa music and warm lights, none of these work for me. the only think that works for me is a hypnosis video that i listen to and helps me sleep.i try everything and this might help.

liddyd · 2 years ago

I think we should because school days can be quite long so we can get very tired and if we had an extra chance to sleep we could think better.

mj123 · 2 years ago

I think that you should be aloud to have sleep times during school because people like me find it harder to sleep but I think that sleep time should be during free time maybe registration or break so people can have a opportunity to have a rest -MJ123

mj123 · 2 years ago

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cotton77 · 2 years ago

I come to school very tired in the mornings. Maybe it should be during breaks that we get a chance to sleep.

lukey6 · 2 years ago

We shouldn't as it isn't part of the curriculum and it would waste a lot of our limited time at school.

lukey6 · 2 years ago

We shouldn't as it isn't part of the curriculum and it would waste a lot of our limited time at school.

nebbo13 · 2 years ago

I agree. I find it hard to sleep so I think lessons would be a wonderful idea. Although, maybe have them during P.H.S.E because I think it fits with the Health part and also so it does not disrupt learning core curriculum things e.g English & Maths

nebbo13 · 2 years ago

I agree. I find it hard to sleep so I think lessons would be a wonderful idea. Although, maybe have them during P.H.S.E because I think it fits with the Health part and also so it does not disrupt learning core curriculum things e.g English & Maths. But that isn't to say P.S.H.E isn't important. I just think it fits better with that aspect of learning.

tommyal · 2 years ago

I have struggled to get to sleep before and have been unable to do my best in lessons.

chahou · 2 years ago

If it will help people with sleep disorders and will help others not to get them then of course.

ad72_456 · 2 years ago

if people are tired then they should go to bed earlier, and if there were sleep lessons people would wake up late, after the end of the lesson and be in an unenthusiastic, stroppy mood for the rest of the day.

elephant_m · 2 years ago

No, because we go to school to learn and get education. We can always go to sleep earlier or sleep more at home so you can sleep more. We shouldn't waste school time by having a sleep lesson. Meditation lessons would be good though...

007898 · 2 years ago

Even though how much I am sometimes tired at school I do not think we should have these lessons as we will be less concentrated on our learning and what if some people don’t want to wake up? Therefore, I don’t think we should have sleep lessons.

spacegirlg · 2 years ago

I know sometimes we can’t fit in some more stuff, but I would rather not go to school and have things like sleeping disorders than not go to school and be healthy.

dachshund7 · 2 years ago

It doesn’t make much sense that teachers tell us to get more sleep but school starts at 8am so it’s not our fault we’re tired!!

dachshund7 · 2 years ago

With new technologies we need to know how to get a sufficient amount of sleep.

dalesman · 2 years ago

I think it would be good because it might help me fell less tired at school

marmite300 · 2 years ago

I think yes because sleep is very important and some people struggle to sleep so they could learn better ways to sleep and get more of it.It would also be good if adults and possibly even homeless people could do with a sleep lesson.

marmite300 · 2 years ago

It would be good to learn sleeping techniques

guest_8133 · 2 years ago

I.... don’t really think that it is the right idea to have sleep lessons, because, it would cut into lessons and we wouldn’t have as much learning time....

lovepandas · 2 years ago

I think we shouldn’t have sleeping lessons because we might be sleepy in other lessons and get punished.

sammyseal7 · 2 years ago

it would be brilliant as I normally fall asleep in class anyway!

tvbin · 2 years ago

Yes but first the children should get permission slips from their parents first to prove they are not sleeping well so they are not just doing it to get out of school.

felixyates · 2 years ago

Yes because many children at school have problems with sleeping so it would help them be more relaxed and focused on their learning and not on gaming.

oritime · 2 years ago

I think we shouldn't have extra sleep in class because if we did we wouldn't sleep as well at night and then you would be tired in learning at school and do less work.

irock112 · 2 years ago

I think sleep lessons would be a great idea, as it would help children focus and we would benifit from the lessons. Everyone should have sleep lessons!

tintin13 · 2 years ago

I don't think we should have sleep lessons because we are in school to learn not to nap!

darth_bob · 2 years ago

I think we should because it takes me several hours to get to sleep and learning these techniques would help people like me who have difficulty sleeping.

darth_bob · 2 years ago

I think that some people are getting this mixed up with nap time in school. Let me make it clear for First News, THIS IS SLEEP LESSONS NOT NAP TIME!!!!!!

sao · 2 years ago

Even though it would be great, it would mean the government would be paying the teachers just for us all to sleep.

joshlapp07 · 2 years ago

Sounds BORING!!!

eimaan · 2 years ago

Oh Yeah
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I feel like ? in school sometimes!

eimaan · 2 years ago

I feel so ? in school ?, I feel like dozing off, even though you shouldn’t

littlepup · 2 years ago

Seriously!
No! Why would we need sleep lessons at school!
We are at school to work and NOT to sleep

skelebone · 2 years ago

Many children don't properly understand the importance of sleep and the impact that it has on them. Even if children already know about how to get to sleep well, it would still be beneficial for them aswell as the rest of the class to understand even better.

rofl_king · 2 years ago

A sleep lesson already exists, and that’s maths! In all seriousness though, people should just go to sleep earlier if they are tired, and maybe get off their screens 1-hour before they go to sleep?

piggyo5 · 2 years ago

I think the idea is that we would be taught how to get a good sleep. I think it should a subject in PSHE but not a separate lesson.

tabbyemw · 2 years ago

Yes, maybe in the middle of the day after lunch so we don’t get tired.

nergit · 2 years ago

I barley sleep at night so I'm exhausted in the morning. I'd love to have 1 night where I can sleep properly. I'd love to sleep in class.

smartkid · 2 years ago

I would like to have sleep lessons because I get very tired
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swace · 2 years ago

No! I Disagree! School is for learning not sleeping and you have your bed at home for that. The problem is if this was introduced then if people didn't want to sleep, would they get more education, but that would be unfair for the others. The other problem would be beds! Where would pupils sleep...on their desks???

tinyrolo · 2 years ago

Yes because I think if people go to school with no sleep then the teacher will get grumpy but if there is a sleep lesson the teacher and her pupils will learn to sleep.

smartguy65 · 2 years ago

Yes! Children need rest for at least an hour at school so they can sleep better at night and be ready for the next day!

kiwi12 · 2 years ago

I wouldn’t because it would take away precious learning time at school and I think that the children who are struggling to get to sleep could form a club after school to help them. So then it is a win win either way.

babytiger · 2 years ago

I sleep enough anyway o no need for me!

alpacafan · 2 years ago

If you have a struggle sleeping it can be because of too much time being stressed therefor I voted yes!

y0l0zc00l · 2 years ago

I find it hard to get to sleep at night so I would highly appreciate that

vfoucault · 2 years ago

This is a good idea as I have seen many people bragging about their sleep and then regretting it : they can't concentrate.

bubble33 · 2 years ago

No as we go to school to learn not to sleep

anahi77 · 2 years ago

To enable more sleep at school we should have an extra hour at school. It is important to have more sleep as it will help us learn better. So I vote yes.

anahi77 · 2 years ago

It is important to have more sleep as it will help us learn better. So I vote yes.

humanimals · 2 years ago

What would be good is if they started school later and gave us less homework, as that’s what lots of students stay up late to do. Waking up early is really difficult if you’re not a morning person.

crazyfish6 · 2 years ago

Yes, I myself have sleeping problems and find it really hard to get a nap at night. However, I object to sleeping in school.

heh · 2 years ago

darth_bob

Sorree. ?. ?????????????????????????????? (I don’t know why I did that)

hockey.xx · 2 years ago

No have an extra hour of sleep and go to bed early

chewbaca · 2 years ago

Yes because it will help restart our brains so we are ready for more learning

hagrid · 2 years ago

I really struggle to sleep. Lol

thefatcont · 2 years ago

Definitely.

ag0807 · 2 years ago

I think we should as it would make us fresh for the day

red08red · 2 years ago

We need sleep.?☺

lollipop33 · 2 years ago

Sleep lessons have the danger of going to sleep in school as well as missing out on learning time. Also parents/guardians can help their children get to sleep if they need it.

11plusgirl · 2 years ago

Perhaps just a friday afternoon would help us?

debois999 · 2 years ago

We really need sleep lessons because it will help us concentrate

sweetiris9 · 2 years ago

We should as sleep is very important to our mental health

lakeshore · 2 years ago

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playtupus1 · 2 years ago

I don’t think we should because in the time that we would have our sleep lesson we could learn something we didn’t know before

myotisis · 2 years ago

That would be a helpful to get students to be more attentive during class. This could result in better concentration and they could get better grades!

ekerosberg · 2 years ago

sleep would improve the quality of work ? sleeping? working

iggyday · 2 years ago

I think yes because I find it hard to sleep and sleep lessons would make you work better.

ijm · 2 years ago

You should only go to sleep lessons if you really need to because you'd be wasting your learning time and you need to learn to do well in school

aoifeh · 2 years ago

yes because children tened to get tiered

12ah · 2 years ago

It wastes valuable learning time , ans would anyone actually go to sleep in class? No everyone would mess around sothis would be a waste of time

12ah · 2 years ago

Of course sleeping is very important for your mental health, but sleeping is somthing you do at home

12ah · 2 years ago

Mabe just Monday morning

honey13 · 2 years ago

When you get too tired at school it’s hard to concentrate (I find), so a quick power-nap would help us focus better.

jedas · 2 years ago

who wouldn't

whale333 · 2 years ago

I think this is a great idea, as I am so tired after going to school for a whole 6 HOURS every day and I think these lessons would really help.

euanp · 2 years ago

Sleeping is for night, not school!!!!?

ojasvi · 2 years ago

I'm always sleepy.???????????

zebra10 · 2 years ago

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

drduck · 2 years ago

Nah.

kiki3636 · 2 years ago

It would be soooo awkward to sleep in school

jammybob · 2 years ago

yes I do because i always feel tired at school because i have to wake up really early

vndtl · 2 years ago

of course i would LIKE to have sleeping lessons at school, but i think they're completely unnecessary. like many others have said, it would take away valuable learning time. school would have to either be an hour longer, which no one likes, or start an hour earlier, which takes away an hour of sleep again!!
personally, i think it's your own fault if you feel tired after staying up late- and you have to take responsibility of your actions. (unless your parents make those decisions, then it's their fault and they take accountability) your decisions are not the school's fault, so why make them make up for it?
of course, some people have more serious issues like insomnia (not being able to fall asleep) or anxiety or depression. i guess you could compromise and have a lesson once a week, or an optional type of club after school.
ok that's the end of my rant sorry y'all.

jendog734 · 2 years ago

??????

emmac · 2 years ago

I would because if you are late just grab your clothes and head to class I mean who does not want extra sleep??

finbob207 · 2 years ago

NO. SLEEPING IS BORING. PLUS I HAVE TO DPO IT FOR ABOUT 10 HOURS A NIGHT ANYWAY.???????????????????????????????????????????‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️

finbob207 · 2 years ago

NO. SLEEPING IS BORING. PLUS I HAVE TO DO IT FOR ABOUT 10 HOURS A NIGHT ANYWAY.???????????????????????????????????????????‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️

tillybeans · 2 years ago

I think that only years R,1,2 should be allowed a nap in class because any older should be able hold in their nap until after school ?

flute123 · 1 year ago

No cos you won't sleep on the night duh

wireskid · 12 months ago

Yes! It is a chance to sleep through boring lessons. To agree with me please comment:
#sleepinschool

wireskid · 12 months ago

You could also learn to sleep and relax easily

fox64 · 2 months ago

Definitely- I could catch up on the extra hour I missed. (Half six and my sleep routine do not got together)

fox64 · 2 months ago

Maybe at lunch, so it's optional.