Thursday, March 10th, 2016.

This month is national bed month! That’s right a whole dedicated to our favourite place, to our favourite hobby! Our bed!

The NCSR are studying sleep and people’s sleeping patterns as part of a university study. This is linked to national bed month as the campaign is aimed to encourage people to do what they can to get a good night’s sleep. So what are your sleeping habits? Do you do any of the things on the improving sleep list!

The campaign has suggested that in order to get a better night’s sleep people should:

  • Get an early night
  • Try not to use electrical devices once bed
  • Try to avoid consuming caffeine and sugar

Around one in three people are estimated to have sleep problems. 40% of people don’t get enough sleep. We thought we would put this statistic to the test and ask our fellow pupils.

We asked Jessica if she thinks she has a good night sleep, she said “No. I’m supposed to have 10 hours but I only have 7. I don’t go to sleep when I go to bed, I might watch T.V or search the web.” While Arron said “I’m supposed to have 10 to 12 hours due to my age but I actually have 9 hours” 9 hours is quite a healthy amount of sleep, for an adult, not a pupil however. Mackenzie suggested “I think pupils should hide their phone until the next day and   I would say I sleep for a lot less than I am meant to. I spend most of the night on my phone. Searching the web and chatting to friends.”

Well, our pupils should really be spending more time getting their shut eye and resting more in order to be ready to start the day and learn. Maybe we could do our own sleep study. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

By Ellie and Courtney