Entries are now being accepted for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s 2024 “Sleep for Success” high school video contest. Participants compete for cash prizes and raise awareness about the importance of sleep in teens and how proper sleep can lead to improved overall health, performance, and safety.
High school students can enter the contest by submitting original videos between 30 and 90 seconds in length that teens can understand. Why sleep is important for success in school, health, safety, sports, relationships, and other areas. This video should focus on one aspect of the teenager’s life. Videos will be judged based on creativity, information presented, and popularity.
Along with a balanced diet and regular exercise, sleep is one of the pillars of a healthy lifestyle and can help improve your health, wellbeing and mood. Sleep helps teens perform at their best in school. When students get good quality sleep, their memory is sharper and they think more clearly and creatively. Sleep also gives teenagers energy and allows them to perform at their best in sports, growing faster, stronger and more accurately. Finally, sleep helps avoid car accidents caused by drowsy driving, keeping teens safe.
American Academy of Sleep Medicine It is recommended Adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18 should regularly sleep 8 to 10 hours each night to promote optimal health. but, CDC data Studies have shown that approximately 78% of high school students in the United States report getting less than eight hours of sleep a night on average. Nighttime technology use includes: screen-based media, late night binge and Use of social mediawith Other factors, preventing teens from getting the sufficient sleep they need. As a result, these students suffer from chronic sleep restriction, which can negatively impact their physical and mental health, academic and athletic performance, and overall mood.chronic Sleep deprivation can also affect teens’ decision-makingendangering personal and public safety.
High school students must post a video on YouTube, Instagram, or TikTok with the hashtag #SleepforSuccess2024, tag AASM, and then submit a public link to the video and the completed message to AASM. entry form. For videos posted on YouTube, you must also submit his mp4 file of the video. Contest entry period ends on February 29, 2024 at 5:00 PM EST.
Complete rules and eligibility information for the 2024 AASM High School Video Contest are available on the Sleep Education website.