The Importance of Sleep

Here’s an interesting story from the BBC about a school in Scotland that is ‘teaching’ sleeping – I couldn’t agree more with this.

Informally, I carry out my own research when talking to students in our school and quite frankly get horrified at how little sleep they are getting on school days.

What scares me even more is when i see write-ups suggesting strong correlations between sleep deprivation and diagnoses of ADHD. Many of the children diagnosed are put on to powerful drugs such as Ritolin.

I fear that one day we will have no choice but to acknowledge how the potential of these children was blighted by a simple lack of creating positive healthy routines in their lives around the issue of sleep.

But, then it will be too late to do anything about it.

BBC Article on Sleep

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