Materials: Links to assist: What Would Happen if You Didn’t Sleep?
– Today, 75% of us dream in color. Before color television, just 15% of us did.
– One of our biggest sleep distractions is 24-hour Internet access
– Dolphin and Whales literally fall ½ asleep – each half of their brain takes turns so they can come up for air
– Tiredness peaks twice a day: 2am and 2pm. That’s why you’re less alert after lunch
– You sleep better during a new moon and worse during a full moon
– One third of your life is spent sleeping
– Elephants sleep less than any other animal
– Tigers and infants sleep the same amount
– Humans usually have 4-6 dreams per night
– Lack of proper sleep can cause you to get sick easier, make you grumpy, can affect your memory and concentration
– Students who get good sleep perform better at school
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Grade Range: 6th – 8th
Time: 20 Minutes
Synopsis: Mentors and students will talk all about sleep and its importance in keeping our brains sharp. Students will watch a video about a teen who didn’t sleep for 11 days and learn a few surprising sleep facts. If time permits, talk about some ways that a bedtime routine can help and have kids and mentors share what works best for them. ** Consider using the hand raise/thumbs up feature of your virtual platform to assist with determining who will answer **