Did you know that the first week of March (March 2nd - March 8th) is National Sleep Awareness Week?
Holly Boettner, MPH, CHES at California State University, Long Beach is preparing a whole event to help students at her campus become aware of 1) how crucial it is to get a good night's sleep, and 2) how students can improve their lifestyle habits to get the sleep they so badly need.
Holly describes her Sleep Awareness event:
"Would you like to be less stressed? Have better grades? Be sick less? or Just be in a better mood? Well, then you might just need to go to bed! That’s right! Sleep is important for a number of reasons and we want you to get a better night’s sleep. The Student Health Center would like to announce that it will be hosting a Sleep Awareness Campaign on Thursday, March 5, 2015 in concurrence with National Sleep Awareness Week. The goal of this campaign is to inform our college campus about the importance of a good night’s sleep. For the college-age population, we are focusing our sleep awareness information that is relevant with campus current lifestyles, such as: Caffeine and Sleep; Diet, Exercise and Sleep; Food and Sleep; and Napping 101. Also, we will be highlighting sleep benefits, sleep tips, napping, sleep myths, and with Daylight Savings just around the corner, we will provide information how not to lose too much sleep. There will be an opportunity for students to test their sleep knowledge by taking a short Sleep IQ Quiz and to participate in Sleep Trivia to win prizes such as ear plugs or eye masks."
If you happen to be in the area, this great event will be taking place Thursday, March 5th from 11am-1pm near the CSULB University Bookstore and The Nugget.
For those of us elsewhere in the world, Sleep Awareness Week is an excellent time to consider whether we are really getting the sleep we need. If snoring or other noises are keeping you awake at night, now is the time to take action to get better sleep.
Until next time, be safe and love your ears!
Sarah Bergman, Web Developer
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