How much sleep did you get last night?

Dear   Paula,Take the Sleep ChallengeQuick: How much sleep did you get last night?

If you’re like most Americans, you didn’t get enough. And if you’re a   student, you’re probably among the 92% of teens who don’t get the recommended   9 hours of sleep each night.

This month, in anticipation of National Sleep Awareness Week, March   5-11, we’re urging parents, students and school leaders to launch—and learn   from—innovative practices that will restore balance to student schedules and   encourage healthy sleep.

Join us by taking the Sleep   Challenge. Visit our website for ideas on how you can make sleep a priority.

Why should getting a good night’s sleep be a priority?

Studies show that losing just one hour of sleep per night can set students   back two grade levels. Sleep deprivation is also linked to:

  • Teen car accidents
  • Lower grades
  • Decreased attention        and memory skills
  • Depression and anxiety

Take the Sleep Challenge and experiment with making sleep a   priority:

http://www.endtherace.org/sleep-challenge

Best,

Vicki Abeles & the End the Race Campaign Team

P.S. With a continued focus on inspiring dialogue and igniting change in   local communities nationwide, we’re also  announcing release of the “Race   to Nowhere” Educational Tool Kit and DVD in our new online store!   This product is available to schools and institutions who wish to either   acquire the DVD for use in institutional and library collections or host one   or more “Race to Nowhere” screenings in their communities!

 

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