Sleep Deprivation

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Sleep Deprivation


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This TED-Ed learning activity guides students through understanding the importance of positive sleep habits.

In the United States, it’s estimated that 30 percent of adults and 66 percent of adolescents are regularly sleep-deprived. This isn’t just a minor inconvenience: staying awake can cause serious bodily harm. Claudia Aguirre shows what happens to your body and brain when you skip sleep.

The activity includes a video, multiple choice and open-ended questions, additional resources to dig deeper, and a guided discussion.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 8
8.1.3) Create a plan for eliminating personal unhealthy behaviors.

Examples: inappropriate use of needles, tobacco use, physical inactivity, sexual contact, alcohol consumption, inadequate sleep

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 8
8.5.2) Critique the positive and negative outcomes of a health-related decision.

Examples: positive -- keeping calendar to manage time, reading food labels, getting adequate sleep
negative -- tobacco use, eating disorders, drug use

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 8
8.7.1) Perform overall self-assessments and identify behaviors that will impact personal health.

Examples: assessing sleeping, eating, and exercising patterns

Tags: health, health habits, healthy choices, lifestyle, sleep, sleep deprivation, wellness
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Partnered Event: Health/PE COS Summit
AccessibilityVideo resources: includes closed captioning or subtitles

A free account is required to customize the lesson, share, or create lessons. Without logging in, the learning activity can still be viewed and suitable for limited device scenarios. This resource serves as a support to guide students through evaluating sleep habits and understanding the importance of getting adequate sleep. This resource would fit well into lessons or units specific to healthy choices and outcomes associated with them. 

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Author: Andrea Rains
The event this resource created for:Health/PE COS Summit