Wellness Tip 3


It is important to get a good night’s sleep every night, for at least eight hours. This will give you the energy to tackle the day ahead. Whether you have school, soccer practice, or a family gathering, you will barely be able to make it through if you are tired and groggy. It will reduce your stress, and allow you to think more clearly. It also lowers your risk of diabetes and heart disease, and you will get sick less often. When you were young you might have had a bedtime, but now that you are in middle school, your parents might have given you more freedom. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be mindful of your bedtime routine. You may want to text your friend, binge watch tv, or just scroll on your phone, but the truth is that there are many negative impacts of staying up all night. According to the National Library of Medicine, some of the effects of sleep loss are increased risk of diabetes, heart attack, depression, stroke, hypertension, and obesity. So no matter if your favorite show is out with a new season or not, getting a good night’s sleep is very important!