Why sleep is important during exams
The National Sleep Foundation recommends that teenage GCSE , 6th form and A-Level students need up to 10 hours sleep per night but most report that they are getting less 7.
A good night's sleep helps concentration levels to take in information during the day and studies also show that it is during sleep that our brains then process and retain that information.
Some research indicates that when people learn before going to sleep (or even before taking a nap), they remember the information better in the long term.
Help your teen get enough sleep by encouraging exercise, reducing caffeine products, reducing pre-bed screen time and encouraging daytime naps.