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Sleep plays a critical role in your overall health and wellbeing and can also affect your mental health.

Sleep is essential for physical growth, your cognitive development, and how you regulate or control your emotions. Sleep also helps your brain to effectively store what you have learned during the day. Poor sleep, or not enough sleep, will make studying and learning a lot more difficult! 

Things to know about sleep  

  • Too much screen time or screen time just before bedtime can disrupt your sleep, making it harder for you to wind down, fall asleep and stay asleep.
  • Difficulties with mental health can disrupt your sleep.  
  • Not enough sleep can make any current mental health problems a lot worse and increase the risk of developing new ones.
  • Get bed ready! Have you heard of ‘sleep hygiene’? It’s all the things you can do to get ready for a good night’s sleep.

Fact sheets

Seek guidance from a healthcare professional, such as your doctor, paediatrician or psychiatrist, who can help you identify any underlying causes of your sleep difficulties and help improve your sleep. 

Reach out: sleep issues

Information about sleep, what impacts good sleep and how you can improve your sleep.
12-25 years

Get enough sleep for a health headspace

Facts about sleep and impact on mental health and concentration.
12-25 years

Sleep and young people

Quality sleep is the key to emotional and physical wellbeing.
12-25 years