Podcast: Start School Sleep Schedule Soon!

Don't wait until the night before the first day of school to prioritize sleep, says UConn Health sleep disorders specialist

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The UConn Health Pulse Podcast brings a variety of expertise on health topics to the general public.

A consistent good night’s sleep has been tied to better cognitive and physical performance, mental health, interpersonal relationships, and injury avoidance — all things that factor in to success at school. Dr. Jennifer Kanaan from UConn Health’s Sleep Disorders Center explains how and provides advice on overcoming obstacles to good sleep habits in advance of a new school year.

Decreased concentration, increased irritability, or emotional lability, those would be things to look for, change in how they’re performing at school. All those can be signs of insufficient sleep. — Dr. Jennifer Kanaan

Kanaan was a guest on the UConn Health Pulse podcast.

Start School Sleep Schedule Soon!