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MVCSD News Are you getting enough sleep?

Many of our students have become more active now that they are back in school, so getting enough sleep at night is extremely important. Most young people need 8 to 10 hours, even 12 hours of sleep each night. But many have trouble sleeping. Lack of sleep can affect mood, relationships, and ability to pay attention. When you don’t get enough sleep, it’s hard to be at your best in school and sports. Lack of sleep can also increase the chances of getting sick. Some helpful tips for getting enough sleep:

  • Going to bed at the same time every night helps the body expect sleep. 
  • Creating a set bedtime routine can enhance this relaxation effect. So unwind every night by reading, listening to music, spending time with a pet, writing in a journal, meditating, or doing anything else that relaxes you.
  • Make your child’s bedroom a tech-free zone. The light from electronic devices tricks the brain into thinking it’s still daytime, so shut everything down an hour before lights out.