Thursday, February 26, 2009

National Sleep Awareness Week


March 1-8 2009 is National Sleep Awareness Week. The National Sleep Foundation has created the week as "a public education, information, and awareness campaign that coincides with the return of Daylight Saving Time, the annual "springing forward" of clocks that can cause Americans to lose an hour of sleep." You will lose that hour of sleep this year in the wee hours of March 8 as DST kicks in.
Why not take this time to educate your student body and faculty about the importance of sleep? There are many resources on teens and sleep including this PBS Frontline series (which can be viewed in its entirety online), an interview with teen sleep guru Mary Carskadon at the same site. a nice teen sleep research page and info on the school start time study at the University of Minnesota.

EDIT: Be aware that the word "vicious" is misspelled in the graphic at the top (before some wise guy points it out to you first period!).

1 comment:

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