Back to School and Sleep

Here at SleepWatch, we have a keen interest in keeping up with the latest in sleep news and innovation. This week's articles cover back to school for students of all ages and some common health issues you may not have thought of as being sleep-related.

For your reading pleasure, here are some of the articles the team has found interesting this week:

Sleep Deprivation:

Lack of sleep can impact your health adversely in many ways. It's linked to headaches and may be associated with bedwetting in children. Next time you're thinking of binging the latest series and skipping out on sleep, consider the following: Here's what sleeping less than 7 hours per night does to your body and brain.

College Sleep Habits:

With back-to-school season in full swing, it's important to establish good sleep habits early on. If you or your student is heading back to school be sure to check out, "An Under-appreciated Key to College Success" about the sleep habits and pressures of college life.

Kids and Sleep:

It's important for even the youngest family members to learn good sleep habits early on as habits established now can follow us to college and into our adult lives. Go to the head of the class with back-to-school sleep habits. "In 2016, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine released sleep guidelines recommending that children ages 6-12 regularly need between 9-12 hours of sleep in a 24-hour period for optimal health. Younger children require even more sleep, while teens need slightly less (8-10 hours.)"

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