It’s August, so that means we’re all trying to get into a back to school routine. Whether your children are starting classes in-person or online, this change in routine really shakes things up. This often means longer days, more responsibilities, and having less time to rest, but a great way to set yourself up for success is by prioritizing sleep.
Sleep makes a huge impact on our health and well-being. During the day, our bodies work hard to make sure we have all the energy we necessary to do the things we need to do. And by the end of the day, our body craves a break. Good, quality sleep allows our body to rest and recover for the next day. Having a regular sleeping schedule can improve sleep quality and prepare us to tackle the day ahead.
What happens if I don’t get enough sleep?
Getting a full night of rest has many benefits for our minds and bodies, so when we don’t get enough sleep, especially quality sleep, it can harm our health.
How much sleep do I need every night?
One of the first steps to getting a good night's rest is to make sure we are sleeping enough. In general, toddlers need around 12-16 hours of sleep, children age three to six require 10-12 hours of sleep, pre-teens age seven to twelve need 10-11 hours, and teenagers and above need 7 to 9 hours of sleep. Getting enough sleep isn’t just about the hours slept. The quality of sleep can play a significant role in our ability to perform throughout the day.
What are the benefits of getting enough sleep?
There are many benefits to getting quality sleep each night.
How can I improve my sleep quality?
To enjoy the benefits of getting quality sleep, you might need to adjust your sleeping schedule. Make falling and staying asleep easier by following some of these tips.
What are your tips for a better night’s sleep? Let us know in the comments below!