Getting good grades in school requires a lot of energy. While it’s fun to stay up late on weekends, getting enough sleep on school nights is extremely important. Your body requires at least 10 hours of sleep per night. When you’ve had the right amount of sleep, you will be able to pay better attention in class, get your work done more quickly and learn more efficiently.
One way to promote good sleep is to get into a quiet routine before bedtime. Having a snack, turning off your phone and choosing a relaxing activity such as reading are all good ways to get your body ready to have a peaceful night’s sleep. Find these and other tips at Sleep for Kids, sleepforkids.org.
After you’ve had a good night’s sleep, begin your day with a healthy breakfast. You might think soft drinks and sugary foods will wake you up in the morning, but the truth is, you won’t feel full very long unless you include protein in your breakfast. A fruit smoothie with protein powder or yogurt is great for breakfast on the run. Find some terrific healthy recipes at Cook With Amber, cookwithamber.com.
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