The importance of sleep when it comes to education

Lack of sleep can have a massive affect on your education and how well you learn. Tidiness has been proven to cause problems with pupils at school or college as well as affecting your mental and physical health.

It is hard to concentrate on anything else when all you can think about is getting some sleep. You may find it hard to physically keep your eyes open. However, getting to bed at a reasonable time is difficult for many people as you may feel that you have so many things to get done in the evening or just want to relax and what some TV after a hard day’s work. For pupils and students, they may be too busy socialising online, playing games or catching up with homework. For teachers, there may be other commitments – young children who wake during the night or household chores that need to be done.

Try to set yourself a bedtime routine and try and go to sleep at the same time every night. Having a routine is a great way to ensure you get a good night’s sleep. Try and avoid any screens before bed and don’t drink drinks containing caffeine as these can keep you awake.