Sleep tight! Tips for teenagers

What to do for a perfect night of sleep

Published at 11.02.2021

Author: editorenglish

According to the NHS, teens should sleep at least between 8 and 10 hours on school nights.

Here we share some tips on how to get enough sleep to stay healthy and be well rested for school.

  1. No screens. You should make sure that you have at least of 1 hour of screen-free time before heading off to bed. The light from screens (phone, tablet, TV or computer) interferes with sleep.
  2. Exercise for better sleep. Regular exercise helps you sleep more soundly, as well as improving your general health.
  3. Cut out the caffeine. Don’t drink cola, coffee, tea or any other caffeinated drink in the evening, it will stop you from falling asleep.
  4. Do not binge before bedtime. Eating too much can make your tummy hurt at night, which can stop you from getting the well-deserved rest you need.
  5. Have a good routine. Get into a regular bedtime routine that helps you drift off to sleep.
  6. Cosy bedroom. A dark, cool, quiet and comfortable room can make you sleep in a blink of an eye!
  7. Talk through any problems. Is something bothering you? Jot down your worries or make a to-do list before you go to bed. This will help you fall asleep instead of lying awake worrying during the night.
  8. Avoid long weekend lie-ins. This can make it harder to sleep on Sunday nights.

Now you are prepared to sleep as cosy as this cat! 😉

A cat sleeps between white bed sheets
Image of a cat sleeping between bed sheets by Kate Stone Matheson on Unsplash.