Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sleep - from Race to Nowhere

Help End the Race to Nowhere
Take the Sleep ChallengeDear Kimberly,

Quick: How much sleep did you get last night?

If you’re like most Americans, you didn’t get enough. And if you’re a student, you’re probably among the 92% of teens who don’t get the recommended 9 hours of sleep each night.

This month, in anticipation of National Sleep Awareness Week, March 5-11, we’re urging parents, students and school leaders to launch—and learn from—innovative practices that will restore balance to student schedules and encourage healthy sleep.

Join us by taking the Sleep Challenge. Visit our website for ideas on how you can make sleep a priority.

Why should getting a good night’s sleep be a priority?

Studies show that losing just one hour of sleep per night can set students back two grade levels. Sleep deprivation is also linked to:
  • Teen car accidents
  • Lower grades
  • Decreased attention and memory skills
  • Depression and anxiety
Take the Sleep Challenge and experiment with making sleep a priority:


Vicki Abeles & the End the Race Campaign Team

P.S. With a continued focus on inspiring dialogue and igniting change in local communities nationwide, we're also  announcing release of the "Race to Nowhere" Educational Tool Kit and DVD in our new online store! This product is available to schools and institutions who wish to either acquire the DVD for use in institutional and library collections or host one or more "Race to Nowhere" screenings in their communities!