1 in 4 Children in UK do not get enough sleep
In 2021, Mark lectured at the University of East Anglia for 140 hours pushing his mind and body to its limits. Having experienced extreme sleep deprivation, he now wants to spread the word about the importance of sleep, especially among younger members of the community
In the second half of the session, Mark gets the students to critically examine the amount of sleep they get and the quality of that sleep, before looking at the impacts. In the second half he explores the benefits of more sleep from improved results in school tests, improved emotional wellbeing, improved attendance and benefits to nearly every physical aspect of the their lives. Mark closes the session by looking at ways to improve the quality of sleep so the students will leave having thought about the amount of sleep they are getting and the things they can do to get more!
After the session the students will be able to…
.Understand what happens when we sleepDescribe the benefits of sufficient and good quality sleepKnow what to do to promote good quality sleep and where to seek support if sleep is difficult
What the schools say…
‘Students were totally absorbed… I’d highly recommend this presentation to support sleep health and education for young people’ – Harleston Sancroft Secondary Academy