“The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.” – E. Joseph Crossman, Entrepreneur
Jake Diehl showed KINDNESS (and patience) when he assisted a teacher who desperately needed help with iMovie. Thank you, Jake!
Graysen Pomykata exhibited TEAMWORK when he demonstrated the proper procedure for raising the flag each morning with Ms. Lineberger’s advisory.
Leadership Lunch TOMORROW: 1st Sergeant Dalton
TED Talk Thursday TODAY in room 616. We will discuss a different perspective on Thanksgiving
EMPOWER Yourself to Sleep! Did you know that the rise in insufficient sleep has been credited by The American Academy of Pediatrics for the rise in anxiety, depression, academic problems, substance abuse and weight gain? This week the EMPOWER! Club is recognizing the importance of sleep on physical, mental and emotional health:
Learn- Read the Top Sleep Tips each morning in the Blog
Dress Down– Friday with a Pajama Day. For $1 you can wear school appropriate P.J.’s (proceeds for future EMPOWER! Club events)
Get Cozy– Also Friday, bring your blanket & join us for Community Nap in The Commons & Senior Lounge during break
How to fall asleep- The best tip to help you fall asleep is physical exertion (but not within 2 hours of bedtime). Our bodies automatically “shut off” to repair and rebuild themselves once energy and endorphins have been depleted and muscles have been broken down. What to Avoid:
- Caffeine- 4 to 6 hours before bedtime
- Heavy or spicy foods- 4 hours before bedtime
- Strenuous exercise- within 2 hours of bedtime
- Screens: and arguments within an hour of bedtime, particularly if you have ADD/ADHD
What if you can’t fall asleep? If you can’t fall asleep within 20 minutes, get out of bed, leave the bedroom, and try one of these strategies – snack, warm bath, soothing music, read a book, making a list or jotting in a diary.
Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: Please sign up on Family Connections to meet with the following college admission representatives:
November 19: North Carolina State University – School of Technology