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Brenin Head and Jerratt Burns discuss sleep with Diane Mostad-Berg.

Sleep and teens explored

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Sleep and teens explored
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Mark Geerdes, Brenin Head, and Jarrett Burns have developed an FCCLA project helping to teach the students of Kelliher Public School the importance of sleep. They have designed a brochure to tell students how to improve their sleep habits. They have also created a presentation with a power point slideshow for the students to visualize as they learn about sleep.

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Here are some ways that you can improve your sleep -- Don't take cat naps during the day, do not drink caffeine four hours before going to bed and do not look at your clock if you are trying to fall asleep. For optimal sleep try to go to bed around the same time everyday and make sleep routines (such taking a warm bath 90 minutes before going to bed). Only go to sleep if you are truly tired. If you still can't fall asleep within 20 minutes, try reading a book and then go back to sleep. Have a light snack before bed, don't overeat.

Did you know that the longest period without sleep is 18 days 21 hours and 40 minutes? A new baby typically results in 400-750 hours loss of sleep in the parents first year. If you can't fall asleep within five minutes, you're sleep deprived.

Those who sleep about six hours a night have a shorter life expectancy than those who sleep longer. Sleep disorders affect up to 70 million people in the U.S.

Most people dream about five times a night. We only remember a dream if we have been woken up in the middle of the dream. Dreams help us arrange thoughts in our mind.

They earned a gold at the Region 8 meeting they have advanced to the state FCCLA meeting.

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