The Importance of Sleep

There has been lot’s said over the years about the importance of sleep.
As a school counselor, asking students about the amount of sleep they get is a pretty common question. When students are struggling in class as good nights sleep can make the difference. This has been seen by teachers and parents alike, but what is happening when we sleep and why is it so important to our brain.

Recently the CBC radio program Quirks and Quarks discuss recent studies that help further our understanding of the science of sleep. While this research does not specifically look at adolescent development, it is not difficult to make the connection between the current research and memory retention and behavior management in children.
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