Not getting enough sleep can make it really hard to study, keep up with homework and focus in class. Lots of people struggle to sleep because of worries about school and the people there.

Here are four things you could try if you’re finding it difficult to sleep:

  1. Avoid screen time just before bedtime. The light from your tv, iPad, phone and computer can make it more difficult for you to fall asleep.
  2. Try to keep your bedtime hours more or less the same. Aim to go to bed at the same time each night and get up at the same time each morning.
  3. Avoid lying awake in bed worrying. if you’re awake in bed for more than 20 minutes, it’s better to get up for a bit. Chill out on the sofa with a hot drink, read a book, or write a list of the things that are worrying you. And then 20 minutes later, try getting into bed to sleep again.
  4. Turn your phone off at night, or switch it to airplane mode. Yes we know it’s tempting to keep checking for messages and the latest social media posts. But it can wait till morning.

If you’ve got additional support needs and are finding it difficult to sleep. Sleep Scotland may be able to help you.