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Get a Good Night's Sleep (For Your Grades!)

According to a study by the NIH of 1,941 adolescents, students that sleep less than 7 hours per day (7 days per week) exhibited poorer academic performance. The study showed that it is possible, however, to "make up" the lost mid-week sleep on the weekends. Sleep Foundation.org provides a list of direct and indirect reasons that sleep impacts grades.


Ways that sleep insufficiency directly causes poorer school performance:

  • Decreased attention

  • Impaired memory

  • Slowed processing

  • Worsened sequential thinking

  • Reduced creativity

  • Absenteeism and tardiness

Indirect impacts of poor sleep on mental functions:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness

  • Poor decision-making

  • Aggression and irritability

  • Hyperactivity

  • Depression and anxiety


The recommended level of sleep for grades K-8 is 9-11 hours per day, while 8-10 hours is sufficient for teenagers.


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