Sleep – KS3 and KS4 lesson plan

Explore the benefits of good quality sleep and learn strategies for better quality sleep


  • KS3
  • KS4


  • PSHE
  • RSHE

What's this for?

Developed with teachers, this lesson and accompanying video help you explore the importance of good quality sleep with your class and strategies to promote it.

Learning outcomes

After the lesson, students will be able to:

  • identify what happens when we sleep
  • describe the benefits of good quality sleep
  • know strategies to promote good quality sleep and where to seek support if sleep is difficult

For more information on how to use these lesson plans in the classroom, visit the PSHE Association website.


Supports the Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education statutory guidance

Health and prevention

  • know the importance of sufficient good quality sleep for good health and how a lack of sleep can affect weight, mood, mental health and ability to learn

Supports the PSHE curriculum: Core Theme 1 (Health and wellbeing)


  • H15 – the importance of sleep and strategies to maintain good quality sleep


  • H11 – to make informed lifestyle choices regarding sleep, diet and exercise