Positive Sleep Habits for Student Success
Sleep habits are an essential part of learning. Studies show that sleep hours have a direct impact on academic performance. That’s why it is crucial to ensure children get a full night’s rest. After a long day learning at school, a good night’s sleep is key!
Sleep Promotes Brain Growth
Children’s brains are in a growth stage until the age of 21. The majority of that growth occurs while children sleep, so even a short reduction in sleep time—even as little as 15 minutes—can negatively impact academic performance. An extra 15 minutes of sleep can mean the difference between an A and a B for teens!
How to Improve Sleep Habits
- Set a consistent bedtime routine to wind down. Learn more about establishing a nightly routine.
- Create a comfortable environment to prevent tossing and turning at night.
- Reduce technology during your family’s nighttime routine. Screens emit blue light, which can suppress the sleep hormone melatonin, making it harder to fall asleep.
- Follow a sleep schedule, even on weekends!
Meditation Can Help With Brain Growth, Too!
A full night’s sleep is the best way to recharge the brain so it can properly process and store information, but did you know that meditation can help boost brain growth, too?
Meditation can help with relaxation (try it before bed!), stress management, improved memory, and more, which can help with better sleep habits and school performance! Understand the benefits and how to implement meditation into your child’s daily routine here.
Oxford Learning’s customized learning programs help students unlearn bad study habits while providing support as students learn healthier habits and work toward achieving their dreams.