2022-08-15 12:05 -
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Hvil® supports three year long sleep project

By Mieke van Leeuwen

Since Monday the 8th of August 2022, students in grades 7-10 at Th. Langs School in Silkeborg, Danmark will start their classes one hour later than usual. They are allowed to sleep one hour longer in the morning for the next three years.

The sleep project will investigate how one hour more sleep can contribute to better well-being and learning among students.

Hvil® can help provide a data-based insight into how students sleep and how an extra hour of sleep affects them during the day.

Teenagers have a greater need for sleep

In connection with the start of school, there has been an increased focus on the importance of sleep among teenagers to create better well-being and learning.

Research shows that teenagers biologically go through a shift in their circadian rhythm that corresponds to that of a B person. This means that teenagers typically function best later in the day and in the evening hours, when their parents may think it's time to go to bed.

If you, as an 18-year-old, go to bed at 10 pm, it can therefore take a few hours before you fall asleep, because your brain is not tired yet. In other words, teenagers get tired later than the rest of us, which means that they benefit greatly from an extra hour of sleep in the morning.

Are you interested in a collaboration with Hvil®?

Hvil® is a solution that can be used by organizations that want to help their students, employees, patients or citizens to sleep better and more.

If you want to know how your organization can use Hvil® to identify, evaluate or anchor your sleep project, contact us at info@hvil.dk.

Would you like to know more about the project?

Zetland goes in depth with the movement to organize school life according to the needs of the young people, and the influence this can have on the students' well-being, learning and ultimately their academic level and grade point average. If you're a member of Zetland, you can read or listen to the article by clicking here. It's in Danish.

DR has written an article explaining the intention behind the sleep project at Th. Langs Skole and how the students at True North Secondary School have already experienced positive effects from the school day starting at 10:00. Read more by clicking here (Sorry, only in Danish!)

P1 Morgen focuses on the sleep project by involving the students themselves. In the feature, they talk about how sleeping longer is more appropriate for teenagers than simply going to bed earlier. Click here to hear the feature (Sorry, also only in Danish..).

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