How Students' Sleepy Brains Fail Them

Willis, Judy
June 2009
Kappa Delta Pi Record;Summer2009, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p158
Academic Journal
The article discusses the impact of inadequate sleep among students in the U.S. It highlights Judy Willis's, a neurologist and teacher at Santa Barbara Middle School in California, neuroscience and neuroimaging testing in determining the influence of sleep on the brain, and how the lack of sleep affects the student's focus, memory, test performance and high-risk behavior as well. It outlines the significance of having an adequate sleep among students to enable them to learn effectively, and to have an attentive cognitive and attention skills as well. It points out the benefits of creating sleep-friendly schools and educating the parents about the necessity of optimizing sleep quality of their children.


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