Portfolio Output No. 14:
Response to “Tired at School”
Dear Tired at School,
I’m sorry to hear what had happened. It can be really tempting to fall asleep in class (yes, I
almost did that once) but the key to being up and about first thing in the morning is by
having a good night’s sleep.
You mentioned you can’t seem to sleep at night. Why is that? Is it because you spend too
much time in front of a screen before sleeping? Maybe it’s because something or someone is
worrying you? Perhaps you had too much of chocolate or Coca-Cola before hitting the sack?
If so, then try to limit exposure to electronics before you go to bed. Blue light emitted by
these gadgets has been proven to disrupt our body’s circadian rhythm. If your mind is
preoccupied, breathe deeply and slowly, and let your worries fly away. Also, lessen caffeine
intake before you go to bed, as it does make the process of going to sleep a lot more
difficult. Having a light snack, drinking hot milk, and talking a warm, relaxing bath also do
Lastly, talk to your parents. They always know what to do. If any of the above tips don’t
work, I’d suggest visiting a doctor for concrete solutions for your sleep problems.
Hope this as helps. I wish you nothing but good sleep to come!