The new project is on the heels of new research published in the journal Sleep Medicine earlier this year that advocated for more sleep education in schools, reports CTV News.

“Some of these students took what they learned, made some changes and their marks actually went up,” she said. Through the surveys, she and Gruber realized that nearly 75 per cent of students had sleep struggles.

She stressed that learning how to combat sleep hygiene and deprivation should be as essential to school curriculums as lessons on physical exercise and nutrition. For her own part, she’ll be introducing sleep vocabulary in her French classes beginning this year.

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