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“A well-spent day brings happy sleep.” — Leonardo da Vinci
It sounds easy, but in reality, it can be so difficult: getting enough sleep! And you might not have thought about it much, but being well-rested is SO important to your job this summer.
First, being well-rested is critical to the health and safety of your campers. You’re expected to have the energy and clear head to be 100% present at every moment with them. Don’t let sleep-deprivation cloud your judgment!
Not to mention — have you ever met anyone who is an absolute joy to be around when they haven’t had enough sleep? Be your charming, witty, positive self this summer — don’t let snarky comments or a bad attitude creep out around your co-counselors because you’re tired.
- According to the National Sleep Foundation, you need 7–9 hours of sleep each night.
- It matters what you do when you’re awake! Avoid caffeine, finish eating two to three hours before bed, and exercise during the day — these things can help you get a restful sleep at night.
- Get into a routine with what time you wake up and go to bed. Stick to it on the weekends, too.
- Make sleep a priority!
Find these tips and more on the National Sleep Foundation’s Web site.