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.