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Your body and your brain need sleep! During sleep, the brain sorts through and stores information, replaces chemicals, and even solves problems while you snooze. Sleep helps with mental, physical, social and emotional development.

A child aged 5 – 12 years old needs roughly 9 – 12 hours each night.

A lack of sleep can affect:

  • Your academic performance
  • Your mood
  • Your concentration
  • Your immune system
  • Your memory
  • Your weight

Young Minds provides young people with guidance and advice on sleep problems and where to get help.
They also have a blog found here which gives tips on what to do if you cannot sleep.

The Sleep Charity is an award-winning charity empowering the nation to sleep better. 
They provide good advice on creating a bedtime routine

The Mix offers support to anyone under 25 about anything that’s troubling them - including sleep.