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The Teen Sleep Hub is fantastic website all about sleep! It has great resources, videos and top tips for getting a better night's sleep... 

The Teen Sleep Hub

The Teen Sleep Hub has a some more excellent advice and information about getting a good night's sleep, including a You and Your Sleep: a downloadable sleep guide.

The Teen Sleep Hub - Top Tips!

Here are some top tips if you are struggling with your sleep.

Nobody’s sleep needs are exactly the same!

Don’t compare your sleep needs to those of your friends. One size doesn’t fit all! Having a plan that works for you is more important than having one plan fits all approach.

 

Don’t be afraid of the dark

When it is dark, you produce a hormone called melatonin and this helps you to fall asleep. Dim the lights in the hour before bed to help produce melatonin.

Screen time

Limit screen time in the run up to bedtime. Ideally, avoid using screens in the hour before bed as this can interfere with the body’s natural production of the hormone melatonin, which is important for sleep! Also the activities you do on these devices that keeps you awake and alert at the wrong end of the day.

Wind it down

A bedtime routine is not just for kids! Having a consistent wind down sleep schedule relaxes you before bed and helps with feelings of sleepiness.

Good morning

Keep your internal body clock on track by waking up at the same time every day - including the weekends! This will help to support your circadian rhythm, meaning waking up is easier.