October 2011 Sleep Deep

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You stayed up too late last night, didn’t you? Was it that extra load of laundry or that tv episode or that chapter you had to finish? Give yourself a full night’s sleep tonight, and you need to tell your kids to do the same. A University of Minnesota study showed that teens who received A’s averaged about 15 more minutes of sleep than the B students, who in turn averaged 11 more minutes than the C’s, and the C’s had 10 more minutes than the D’s. Results have been similar for grade schoolers and kindergarteners as well. Next time you tell your kids to ‘Go to bed!” be sure to do the same.

 NLT: If you are getting enough sleep, then you won’t have a reason to hit the snooze button in the morning. But if you MUST, then you might as well save the world at the same time, right? Solution: Download the Snooze alarm app! Every time you hit snooze, a quarter goes into an account, and twice a month, the app will ask if you’d like to donate your collected snooze money to the charity of your choice through LetsGive. 10 more minutes of sleep has never been so kind.

 How many hours of sleep do you normally get? Do you have any rituals that help you get to bed earlier? How many times do you hit the snooze button in the morning?

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