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.
- 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.
- Exercise for better sleep. Regular exercise helps you sleep more soundly, as well as improving your general health.
- 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.
- 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.
- Have a good routine. Get into a regular bedtime routine that helps you drift off to sleep.
- Cosy bedroom. A dark, cool, quiet and comfortable room can make you sleep in a blink of an eye!
- 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.
- 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! 😉