What happens when we don't sleep enough?

What Happens When We Don't Sleep Enough by Exciting Teacher

‘What Happens When We Don’t Sleep Enough?’ is a resource designed to support children and young people with forming healthy sleep habits to support mental health and wellbeing.

Lack of sleep affects our bodies, feelings, behaviour, and ability to learn. This worksheet can be used to start that discussion with young people and encourage them to recognise what happens to them when they don’t have enough sleep.

How could this resource be used?

  • To support with sleep hygiene and forming routines.


Which statutory PSHE curriculum* objectives does this resource fall into?

*in line with the PSHE Association 2021 Statutory Guidance.

  • KS2: H8 – about how sleep contributes to a healthy lifestyle; routines that support good quality sleep; the effects of lack of sleep on the body, feelings, behaviour and ability to learn. 

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