The Awesome Power of Sleep

Late nights, addictive technology and minds racing with exam stress and friendship worries: it’s no wonder the teenage stereotype is tired eyes and sleeping through the weekend. Just like adults, teenagers are sleeping less now than ever before, yet sleep is crucial to our health and well-being. Internationally renowned expert on the teenage brain, Nicola Morgan, tackles this essential subject, asking why teenagers so desperately need a good night’s sleep, exploring what a lack of sleep does to their developing brains, and explaining how to have the best sleep possible.

Authoritative, accessible and informed by the latest scientific evidence, a fascinating and helpful guide for both teenagers and adults alike. A great resource for schools wanting to empower teenage mental health and well-being. Perfect for PSHE departments and lessons about healthy lifestyle choices.

Nicola says, “I’ve written about sleep often before in my other books about teenage brains and wellbeing but this goes into so much more detail – because there just is so much to say about sleep and how to get it!”

Extras for you:

Soon I will have postcards and posters with top tips to display in classrooms or bedrooms. You’ll be able to download them here to print yourself and I’ll give printed versions when schools buy teaching materials or book events.

Meanwhile, here are a few things referred to in the book:

  • A sleep diary relating to the morning: MORNING
  • A sleep diary relating to the evening: EVENING
  • A pre-sleep checklist: CHECKLIST