Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Zzzzzzzzzz... Wake Up!

National Sleep Week : March 7-13
Sleep is a very important part of our day (we spend 1/3 of our life asleep). Did you know that while you sleep tissues in your body can be repaired? There are many other amazing things that the body accomplishes while sleeping.

To learn more about sleep or to read some fun stories about snoozing, check out some of the following books on the topic:

Serious Sleep Books
The Harvard Medical School's Guide to a Good Night's Sleep by Lawrence Epstein
Sleep: A Groundbreaking Guide to the Mysteries, the Problems and the Solutions by Carlos Schenck
Sleep to be Sexy, Smart and Slim by Ellen Michaud
Sleep to Save Your Life by Gerard T. Lombardo

A variety or books with explanations of normal sleep patterns and common problems among infants and children are also available.

Silly Sleep Stories
When Sheep Sleep by Laura Numeroff
Can't You Sleep Dotty by Tim Warnes
Sleep Black Bear Sleep by Jane Yolen

Surf's Up

To find out how well you are sleeping, take a quiz courtesy of Discovery Health. Also checkout the National Sleep Foundation, sponsor of National Sleep Week, for more information on sleep.

Post by Kathleen Sands