Week 29 -- "Sleep Matters" -- Grade 10

Week 29 -- "Sleep Matters" -- Grade 10

Suite360 Student Lesson: Sleep matters


Brief Summary:  This lesson discusses the importance of sleep.  Sleep deprivation is very common in teens.  The quality of your sleep directly affects your mental and physical health and the quality of your life while you are awake. This includes things like productivity, emotional health, brain and heart health, immune system, creativity and even your weight. Students will be able to recognize the different signs of sleep deprivation.  They will be knowledgeable about the amount of hours that are recommended for their age.    Students will learn about the role sleep plays in their day to day lives, decision making, sharpness, safety and memory.  

Students will review informational videos in short segments.


Most people think that we need sleep so that our body has time to rest.  It is actually the  time that the brain does most of its processing and storing of information from the day before.  It is not a time for the mind and body to shut down, in fact during sleep, your body is working hard to process, restore and strengthen your mind.  


Shared vocabulary:

  • Sleep deprivation- the condition of not having enough sleep
  • Restore- repair or renovate
  • Consolidate- combine into a single more effective whole
  • Prioritize- designate something as more important than other things


Key Takeaways:

  •  During sleep, your body is working hard to process, restore and strengthen your mind. 
  • Your body needs to be on a regular healthy sleep pattern
  • The quality of your sleep directly affects your mental and physical health and the quality of your life while you are awake
  • To function at your full potential, your body need hours and hours of restoration and this can only happen while you sleep. 


Continue the Conversation:

  • Have you ever pulled an “all-nighter”?  How did you feel the next day?
  • Give an example of how you plan to change your sleep habits.
  • How many hours of sleep do you average a night?
  • Are there things that cause stress and lack of sleep in your life?
  • Tell about a time you struggled with remembering or processing information.  Do you think this was a result of lack of sleep?


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