Friday, 19 May 2017

Wellness Month - Sleep Week

·      May is Wellness Month at Sansome School.  Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life.  To help our students become more aware of the actions they take throughout the day that impact their wellness, we have organized four weekly, health-based challenges (one for each week of May). 

 In our fourth and final Wellness Month Challenge, Sansome School is going to help our students be aware of their amount of Sleep and how the act of sleeping impacts your day.  All classrooms will be encouraged to track sleep times and setting goals for target amounts each night.  Below is some information from Mrs. Starkell about the importance of sleep.

Sleep is our body’s way of recharging and getting ready for another day of life.
However, getting a good night’s rest isn’t always easy.  Worst of all, lack of sleep can have a serious impact on our health.  This impact can include lack of energy, increased risk of diabetes and/or obesity, as well as increased blood pressure and stress.

There are a lot of things we can do to help ensure that we are getting enough quality sleep every night.  This can include showering before bedtime, keeping a clean room (or at least bed), avoiding all screens an hour before bed, exercising throughout the day, and even having a warm drink before hitting the hay.

To help our students keep track of the quality of their sleep, make sure they are getting enough of it, this week’s Wellness Month Challenge will have our students filling out simple sleep reports every morning.

Students who are not getting enough quality sleep during the night will be provided with strategies to help improve their sleep patterns and enjoy the benefits of regular, high-quality sleep (which include improvements in mood, attention, memory, and reductions in anxiety, stress, and depression.)

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