Sleep Resources for Schools
School Resource Brief
- American Academy of Sleep Medicine: YOURSLEEP. Information on topics such as teens and sleep loss, school start times, sleep tips for students, and drowsy driving and teens.
- Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) Database. Information about journal articles, research reports, teaching guides, curricula,
conference papers, and books covering all aspects of education-related issues.
Enter sleep in the search box. Click on Search. Use the filters in the left navigation bar to further limit your search. ERIC is sponsored
by the Department
of Education (ED).
- Gateway to 21st Century Skills. Information about and links to educational resources from federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial websites. To identify materials about sleep, enter sleep in the Search for field and click on Find Resources. The Gateway is sponsored by the National Education Association.
in the Classroom. Health curriculum materials
about sleep for students in
preschool through high school.
The guides include discussion questions, activities, and handouts. Enter sleep in
the search box to get the guides and supporting
materials. KidsHealth is a service of the Nemours Foundation.
- National Sleep Foundation (NSF). Information about sleep and sleep problems in infants, children, and adolescents.
Topics include school start time and sleep. Presents findings from the Sleep in America polls, which address topics such as technology use and sleep, adolescents and
sleep, and children and sleep. Also see NSF's Sleep for Kids, which includes facts about sleep, games and puzzles, and a classroom guide for teachers.
- Teacher Enrichment Initiatives (TEI): ZZZZzzzWorld: Exploring Sleep. Educational materials for teaching students in middle school and high school
about sleep and its importance to overall health. Includes lesson plans, activity
for teachers, slides, and pre- and post-lesson tests. TEI involves partnerships
between faculty and staff of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and K–12 teachers in the San Antonio, TX, area.
- BCBS (Biological Sciences Curriculum Study). 2003. Sleep, Sleep Disorders, and Biological Rhythms. Colorado Springs, CO: BCBS (Biological Sciences Curriculum Study). [National Institutes of Health (NIH) Curriculum Supplement Series, Grades 9–12].
- Dawson P. 2004. Sleep and Sleep Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Information for Parents and Educators. Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). [Brief].
- Narcolepsy Network. 2009. Narcolepsy in the Classroom. North Kingstown, RI: Narcolepsy Network. [Brochure].
Related MCH Digital Library Resources
- Sleep in Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women professional resource guide (Includes sections about anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders, bruxism, parasomnias, rhythmic movement disorder, caffeine, insomnia, narcolepsy, polysomnography, pregnancy, restless legs syndrome, sleep apnea, sleep deprivation, and sleep practices), family resource brief
- Autism Spectrum Disorder professional resource guide, family resource brief, school resource brief
- Emotional, Behavioral, and Mental Health Challenges in Children and Adolescents professional resource guide, family resource brief, school resource brief
- Health Insurance and Access to Care for Children and Adolescents professional resource guide, family resource brief
- Medications resource brief
- Overweight and Obesity in Children and Adolescents professional resource guide, family resource brief, school resource brief
- Reaching Out to Children and Youth Following Disasters resource brief
- School-Based and School-Linked Health Care school resource brief
- Screening resource brief
- Social and Emotional Development in Children and Adolescents professional resource guide, family resource brief, school resource brief
Sleep: School Resource Brief. (October 2011). (Updated: July
Authors: Susan Chauncey Horky, L.C.S.W., M.S.W., University of Florida; Susan Brune Lorenzo, M.L.S., MCH Digital Library; Mary H. Wagner, M.D., University of Florida.
Contributors: Kristen Hedger Archbold, R.N., Ph.D., University of Arizona; Candace Dreier, R.R.T., University of Wisconsin; Carla Salldin, Parent Consultant, University of Washington; Sarah Walker, M.S., M.P.H., R.D., University of New Mexico.
Reviewers: Jeanne Anastasi, M.A., National Sudden and Unexpected Infant/Child Death and Pregnancy Loss Resource Center; Olivia Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., MCH Digital Library.
Editor: Ruth Barzel, M.A., MCH Digital Library.