Sleep Tonight. Crush the Test Tomorrow.

cute_baby_sleepingIn case you think I’m kidding about going to bed early tonight, here are a few links about the importance of adolescents getting sufficient sleep. For example this, from PBS:

 In experiments done at Harvard Medical School and Trent University in Canada, students go through a battery of tests and then sleep various lengths of time to determine how sleep affects learning. What these tests show is that the brain consolidates and practices what is learned during the day after the students (or adults, for that matter) go to sleep.

Here’s another one from NPR, and one from the National Sleep Foundation.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Optional Readings and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s