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Sleep Hygiene: Developing habits for healthy sleep

Boy sleeping.

We are an active, interrupted and engaged society. “Shutting down” is a dream for many of us. In fact, while we sleep, our brains may still be engaged. In our waking hours, we may feel sluggish.

Sleep Hygiene may be a strange title, conjuring up images of brushing teeth and hand washing, but it encompasses everything surrounding quality, restful sleep. Many in our society have fallen victim to the symptoms of sleep deprivation. In fact, people can be misdiagnosed with depression, ADD/ADHD, dementia and other issues because they are sleep deprived. Sleep deprivation can also lead to serious health issues.

You can develop habits for you and your family each evening to optimize sleep. Join us at the Sleep Hygiene Workshop at Sky Ridge Medical Center on September 13 at 6pm. You will learn behaviors and practices from sleep specialists and researchers in order to make sure you and your family function at your absolute best!

Sky Ridge Medical Center
10101 RidgeGate Parkway
Lone Tree, CO 80124
 

 

August 30, 2017 | By CSilberman | Category: Parent & Community Engagement

District News

Banner displayed on a brick wall that says "What are your Sources of Strength?"

A fairly new partnership between DCSD’s Prevention & School Culture team and Douglas County Teen Court coordinators is providing a new path for youth offenders. Additionally, Sources of Strength— now present in most DCSD high schools and some middle schools— is establishing a healthy culture and climate with the goal of catching youth long before they fall into unhealthy behaviors or consider taking their own lives.

 

Cohl in Athens at World Championship game, holding a large American flag over his head

Ponderosa High School student and wrestler Cohlton Schultz has just returned back from Athens, Greece to Colorado after becoming the first United States World Champion in 20 years in Greco-Roman wrestling.

Ponderosa Assistant Principal and Athletic Director, Tim Ottman led a 30-minute assembly Wednesday for Cohl, joined by Cohl’s parents, his coaches from the Olympic Training Center, his former Ponderosa wrestling coach (and current Assistant Principal) Corey McNellis, and current wrestling coach Tito Rinaldis.

Student Climbs stairs with Firefighters

“Never forget” became permanently ingrained in our heads and our hearts after the attacks of September 11, 2001. But now, 16 years later, our schools are full of students who weren’t even alive when history was made; leaving many teachers to decipher how and what to teach students about a moment in our history that changed our world forever.