There are many books and websites that teach you about making good healthy choices. Ask your parent if you can use the internet to find one. Two sites that I have used are www.sleepforkids.org and www.kidshealth.org. Of course, you can always go to the library! That is one of my favorite places! I am sure that you can find some fun facts about sleep. Then make up a quiz to test your family and friends.
Here are some of the fun facts I learned by reading:
#1. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that
- 3-5 year olds get 11-13 hours of sleep
- 5-10 year olds get 10-11 hours of sleep
- 10-17 year olds get 8 1/2-9 1/2 hours of sleep
- 18 and older people get 7-9 hours.
#2. Skipping one night’s sleep makes a person CRANKY and CLUMSY!
(Look those words up in the dictionary, if you don’t know what they mean.) Skipping two nights makes a person have trouble thinking and doing things.
You can tell that getting a good night’s sleep is very important!