Snooze! Just 10 more minutes!

September 12, 2014

Hate it when your parents say, “go to sleep” or “time for school?” Well, scientifically teenagers bodies are programmed to go to bed late and wake up late due to a release of melatonin later in the day than adults. It is healthy for teenagers to get at least 8 hours of sleep but it’s kind of hard to do that when you go to sleep at 11 p.m.  According to Dr. Michael Brues, clinical psychologist, lack of sleep can cause “lower grades in school, poor concentration, moodiness, and poor performance in athletics.”

Here are some tips for a healthier school year!

Stay on a routine of going to bed and waking up at the same time every day including weekends.
One hour before your bed, no electronic devices but rather read a book or magazine.
Stay away from caffeine after 4 p.m.
Your bed is only for sleeping; don’t do your homework in bed.
Try not to hit the snooze button in the morning.

 

It really is just finding your balance and seeing what works for you. Sleep is so important for teens/tweens because you become more aware of your surroundings and you’re just in a better mood! Hope this blog helps you through your school, Angels!

 Have a snooze-free week!

-ModAngel