Health: Sleep and Dreams
This resource contains sites about sleep and dreams. Discover the different stages of sleep and the importance of sleep. Includes reasons for dreaming, symbols found in dreams, and nightmares. There are also activities and experiments to record and interpret dreams.
What is Sleep?
This introductory site discusses the basic concepts of sleep. There are graphs and tables. NOTE: The reading level is for older students.
ThinkQuest: Dreams and Dreaming
This student-created site takes a look at different types of dreams, what they mean, how they occur, and how to interpret dreams.
Kids Health: Nightmare
Learn about nightmares, what may cause them, and how to prevent them.
Kids Health: Sleep
The page explores sleep and why it is important that children sleep.
PBS Kids: It's My Life
These sites cover dreams, symbols in dreaming, and nightmares. There is a link to a Dreams Crossword Puzzle to print out.
PBS Kids: Dream Journal
This handout has questions for students that help them think about their good and bad dreams.
How Sleep Works
This extensive site covers characteristics of sleep, why we sleep, dreams, and much more. Use the arrow or the table of contents to move to the other pages. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Fact Monster: Sleep
This online encyclopedia explains sleep. There are also links to relevant topics such as dreams, insomnia, and sleep apnea. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Enchanted Learning: A Dream Essay
This handout can be used by students to begin thinking about their dreams. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Sleep and Dreaming Experiments
This resource contains three activities on sleep and dreaming. Keep a sleep journal, watch someone during REM, and more.
This list of topics covers many different sleeps and dream issues that may interest children. NOTE: Some links take you to outside sites with online forums and chats.
National Sleep Foundation
Find out what happens when we sleep, what snoring is, and other facts and information about sleep in the articles on this page. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Healthy Sleep Tips
This page contains tips for getting a good night's sleep. NOTE: This site contains ads.
PBS: Why do we need sleep?
Video: This video talks about sleep and why humans require sleep. The site also has links to help you test yourself about your own sleep and information about sleep and memory connections.
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