Teacher, get enough sleep

Updated: Jan 28

Many teachers would be better off if they left their classrooms for good after the bell rings. You can see them walking around at recess or lunch, shoulders slumped, eyes bloodshot, looking like they just ran a marathon.

Some of this is surely because they are tired from being around hundreds of children, but running on adrenaline, caffeine, and hope is never a good strategy for getting through the day.

What's really happening when you don't get enough sleep?

Not getting enough sleep can mess with your emotions, your appetite, your mental health, and your physical health. If you're not getting enough sleep, you're not doing your body any favors. Sleep deprivation has been linked to weight struggles, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke.

Sleep is more than just a time for relaxation. Your body needs time to rest and recover. If you don’t lie down to sleep, you can’t unwind enough to recover. Good sleep habits mean your body is regulated properly, so you can embody the best and most vital mental and physical performance.