Anston Park Infant School

Anston Park Infant School

Part of White Woods Primary Academy Trust

Park Avenue, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S25 2QZ

01909 550011

THE IMPORTANCE OF SLEEP for Mental Wellbeing


It is important for everyone to get a good night’s sleep but even more important for children.

Research shows that children who regularly get a good amount of sleep have improved attention, behaviour, learning, memory and overall mental and physical health.

Having a bedtime routine is really important and should ideally be at the same time every night.

Tips to help with a bedtime routine:

  • Stop the use of electronics/screens at least an hour before bedtime
  • Have a warm bath
  • Do a quiet activity such as reading a story
  • Have a consistent bedtime routine
  • Have a regular time to go to sleep and wake up