It is recommended that Young People get on average eight to nine hours of sleep per night to ensure you remain healthy and are able to concentrate in school or at college.
However, we understand that many Young People find it challenging to get to sleep or they find their sleep patterns are disrupted. You are not alone in finding sleep a challenge as a Young Person’s brain works differently to that of an adult or child. For a Young Person, this may mean you find it difficult to get to sleep at night and may find it very difficult to wake up in the mornings.
- Limit your Screen Time before bed as the blue light that devices emit can interfere with your sleep.
- Aim to undertake at least 60 minutes of exercise everyday as this will help with your sleep and will help improve you general health!
- Try to reduce the amount of caffeine you drink, such as Cola or Tea as this can stop you falling asleep and affect the amount of quality sleep you get.
- Try to maintain a regular bedtime routine every night and try to wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends, as this will reduce the disruption to your body clock.
- Try to aim for your sleeping environment to be dark, cool and quiet.
- To prevent worrying affecting your sleep, try to talk to a trusted friend or adult about anything you are worried about. You could also try writing down any worries or making a to-do list before going to bed as this means you should be less likely to lie awake worrying during the night.