Nutrition, sleep, hydration, and exercise-I am reviewing the four foundations of learning (and life).
The second of our four foundations is sleep. Science is still trying to figure out exactly why we need to sleep . . . but, while they are sorting this out, let me assure you that we DO need to sleep. We really do. Adults definitely sacrifice sleep for other things (not the least of which is surfing the internet-so thanks for reading). And we often think that, because our kids are getting more sleep than we do, they are getting enough. But they may not be. And lack of sleep is linked to several problems with learning, behavior, and attention.