Why students who sleep long enough get better results?
Sleep plays a crucial part in our learning process. Many studies show the importance of sleep for better grades, problem-solving, memory function, behavior, mood, and decision-making process.
Those studies show how an ideal eight to nine hours of sleep leads to more effective learning in the above functions. Conversely, poor sleep quality (caused by tossing and turning, wrong pillow choice, or poor quality mattress) has been shown to be the cause of:
- lower academic performance,
- lower attention to details,
- poor decision making,
- and behavioral challenges
More sleeps vs. better sleep
A good night’s sleep starts at bedtime from 10: pm through 6: am. When sleep quantity (about 8.5 hours of sleep) is combined with sleep quality (restful sleep without waking up too many times), it leads to more effective learning. Learning difficulties include knowledge acquisition and memory association.
Lack of sleep is more seen in teenagers due to school commitments, biological factors ( such as puberty) and late-night activities. This can have a significant adverse impact on teenagers at home and at school.
What else can impact sleep
There is an added complication to the subject of students with a lack of sleep. Those students with Down syndrome and ADHD may experience even more difficulties such as more stress, anxiety, and lack of attention. So, it’s crucial that parents monitor their children’s and students’ sleep patterns and behavior.
The takeaway is for children, teenagers, and students to get the right amount of sleep to avoid long-term negative impact on their health and their grades. Students who sleep long enough get better results.