SCORING. 11-16: You may not get enough sleep, or the quality of your sleep may be poor. 17 or more: You may have serious sleep disorder and may benefit from consulting a professional. SHUT EYE. 6 th Grade Health September 27, 2006 A lesson on how sleep affects us. Power point by:
11-16: You may not get enough sleep, or the quality of your sleep may be poor.
17 or more: You may have serious sleep disorder and may benefit from consulting a professional.
6th Grade Health
September 27, 2006
A lesson on how sleep affects us
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What are some of the benefits of a good nights sleep?
Less likely to have accidents
Easier to get along with
What is “Sleep Debit”?
With each night of too little rest, our body’s
need for sleep grows until it becomes
What is the solution?
The only way sleep debt is resolved is obvious:
By PAYING IT BACK!
Sleep is as important as food and air: We need between 8 to 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep to feel energized and refreshed
Keep regular hours: Get up and go to bed at the same time everyday
Avoid Caffeine at night: This includes chocolate and caffeinated drinks
Use the bed for sleeping: Don’t study, use laptops, read with a really bright light, or watch TV in bed
Avoid bright lights around the house before bed
Avoid exercise near bedtime: Don’t exercise at least 3 hours before you go to bed
Don’t go to bed hungry: Have a light snack not a heavy meal before bed
Have some bedtime routines: These may help you go to sleep faster
Keep your bedroom at a comfortable temperature: Not to warm not too cold, cooler is better than warmer
If you have problems with noises in your bedroom you can use a fan or you can buy a noise machine that has soothing sounds