Recently, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) organized Student Sleep Health Week to drive awareness of the importance of healthy sleep for students of all ages to learn, grow and thrive.

During Student Sleep Health Week, AASM members Seema Khosla, MD, and Anne Marie Morse, DO, participated in a Twitter chat to educate the public about how to help students get the healthy sleep they need to excel this school year.

The discussion was moderated by the AASM. Continue reading for advice and insights from Drs. Khosla and Morse.

 

Seema Khosla, MD (@sleepdoc5): We have seen an improvement in grades, mood, and less risky behavior, such as lower drug and alcohol use, in kids who sleep well.

Anne Marie Morse, DO (@DAMMGoodSleep): Sleep is a critical par