Making Sleep Count for Youth (Infographic)
Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada
Date published: 2019-10-24
Sufficient duration and quality of sleep is important for good physical and mental health.
Sufficient sleep contributes to:
- Healthy growth and development
- Improved mood and concentration
- Better academic performance
In Grade 6: 47% of boys and 44% of girls report they are tired when going to school in the morning
In Grade 10: 75% of boys and 62% of girls report they are tired when going to school in the morning
Data are from the 2013/2014 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC), a research study that aims to gain insight into youth health and well-being, and their social contexts.
Ways to improve sleepFootnote 1:
- Practice relaxation and mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques
- Exercise regularly
- Avoid caffeine before bed, e.g. energy drinks and coffee
- Maintain a regular bedtime/waketime
Read our report Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) in Canada: Focus on Relationships to learn more.
Visit Canada.ca/Health and search for HBSC.
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