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I blog on Brain-Based Learning, Metacognition, EdTech, and Social-Emotional Learning. I am the author of the Crush School Series of Books, which help students understand how their brains process information and learn. I also wrote The Power of Three: How to Simplify Your Life to Amplify Your Personal and Professional Success, but be warned that it's meant for adults who want to thrive and are comfortable with four letter words.

Chapter 9 is about the science of sleep and how sleep is tied to learning. Take a peek:


5-12 year olds need 10-11 hours of sleep.
12-18 year olds need 8.5-10 hours of sleep.
Adults need 7.5-9 hours of sleep.

I must admit, the poor sleep habit is a hard one to change. I struggle with it myself.

Just remember this:

1. A tired brain is full of toxins that mess with your ability to think clearly and be productive.
2. These toxins are also tied to dementia and Alzheimer’s.
3. Number 1 and 2 above really suck.