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Sleep Hygiene: Developing habits for healthy sleep

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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

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DCSD is requesting parent input on the health and wellness of our students. Last year, DCSD received a large planning grant from Colorado Health Foundation in an effort to assess how the district supports students through the lens of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model (WSCC). The mission of this grant is to review the current state of DCSD's student health and wellness program, and then formulate a three to five-year plan based on stakeholders’ needs, the latest research, and best practices. As part of this process, we would like your input.

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We want to hear from you! How often do you prefer to receive email newsletters from DCSD? How can we improve the news and information you receive? This brief survey should only take a minute or two of your time. Thank you for giving us your input!

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It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.