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Sleep is hugely important to well-being and the benefits of quality sleep are well documented.  Research evidences the direct correlation between poor sleep and poor social and emotional health.  Tiredness can lead to anxiety and can impact enormously on a child’s ability to concentrate, absorb and retain information and thus adversely impact their learning.  Our recent pupil wellbeing questionnaire, completed by Years 4, 5 and 6, revealed an astonishing number of our children who struggle to sleep. 

We thought it may be useful to suggest some good sleep hygiene tips for you and your family to try:

  • Try to establish a good, steady routine – go to bed at the same time every night
  • Do not nap during the day
  • Enhance the environment to that of calm and quiet ie. and reduce stimulus.  Think about scent, lighting, comfort
  • Try to eliminate screen time up to an hour before bed.  Devices act as a stimulus.

Further support is available from the School Nursing Team and there are a good number of resources to look at online such as: