Student Sleep Health WeekLynn Celmer2021-09-16T18:26:13+00:00
Student Sleep Health Week
Student Sleep Health Week will take place Sept. 12-18, 2021. It is organized by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) to drive awareness of the importance of healthy sleep for students of all ages to learn, grow and thrive.
The pandemic altered children’s daily routines, including sleep and wake schedules, screen time and physical activity, all of which can be harmful to their overall health and well-being. Now that most students are back in the classroom, it’s important that they establish new routines that include the proper amount of healthy sleep.
Watch this video to understand why teenagers are biologically wired to be “night owls” who prefer to stay up late and sleep late. “Why Are Teens So Sleepy?” highlights the challenges teenagers face to get sufficient sleep, recommends later school start times, and provides advice on how teens can develop positive sleep habits.