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National Sleep Awareness Week (March 6-13)

By March 8, 2016 May 15th, 2020 No Comments

Awww…sleep. Seems like such an easy concept, doesn’t it? “Get at least 8-9 hours of sleep per night for optimal health.” But in reality, getting quality sleep can be difficult to attain and maintain, putting our mental health in jeopardy. In fact, sleep is so critical to our well-being, it can make the difference between balanced mental health or full-blown depression or psychotic relapse.

March 6-13 is National Sleep Awareness Week. If you struggle with falling asleep or staying asleep, below are some tips from the National Sleep Foundation that might help out. Consult a health care provider if you have more serious sleep challenges.

Prioritize your sleep and take the #7Days4BetterSleep Pledge with us.

Andrea Berryman Childreth

Author Andrea Berryman Childreth

Andrea Berryman Childreth is an award-winning author of the book, ON THE EDGE: Help and hope for parenting children with mental illness, founder of The Lemonade Project, advocate and parent coach. She has first-hand experience with parenting a mentally ill daughter and has struggled with mental illness, herself. Her goal is to help empower people to openly share their stories and improve access to equitable mental health services.

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