We’ve all been told about the importance of sleep and how it affects our performance. And we’ve probably all seen what a bad night’s sleep can do to us the next day. But how important is it really that we make sure we get enough sleep?
How much sleep you should get
You’ve probably heard that the average person should get 8 hours of sleep each night. But the ideal amount of sleep one should get (especially for younger kids) is much higher than that. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that children between the ages of 6-12 should get anywhere from 9-12 hours of sleep, and teenagers between the ages of 13-18 should get anywhere from 8-10 hours of sleep.
The harm of not getting enough sleep
All of these things could seriously affect a child’s performance in school if they aren’t getting sufficient sleep on a regular basis.
Why our bodies need sleep
Getting plenty of sleep is the easiest way to improve a student’s performance in school. Sleep is the body’s natural way of recharging, helping to keep them alert while in class. Getting sufficient sleep also has the added benefits of keeping your body healthy and fighting illness. Studies show that children who get less sleep have a greater risk of obesity, diabetes, poor mental health, and behavioral problems.
How to make sure you’re getting enough sleep
Getting enough sleep is a great way to help your child perform their best, but if you notice they’re still struggling, consider one-on-one tutoring with Miles Smart Tutoring. We provide top-rated tutors that are skilled in teaching over 40 subjects. Call today to get started: (813) 328-3036.