Why Am I So Tired? Strategies for Educators and Caregivers to Get To Sleep!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that nearly one-third of Americans are sleep deprived. A 2008 study by Ball State University found that 43% of teachers slept 6 hours or less a night, and 64% reported feeling drowsy during school hours.
The CDC calls this pervasive lack of sleep a “public health epidemic”.
Educators and Caregivers are exhausted. Teaching ranks as one of the most high stress professions in the country. Without adequate sleep it’s nearly impossible to effectively manage that stress.
With teachers reporting high levels of stress, being sleep-deprived makes the situation only worse. It becomes extremely difficult to respond to children in your care and not react to possible triggering behaviors. A lack of sleep doesn’t allow you to be your best self and support the students in the ways that they need. Studies have also inked the lack of sleep to depression, a weaker immune system, memory and cognition issues, as well as obesity, high blood pressure and fatigue.
In the 90-minute webinar “Why Am I So Tired” Pam will discuss how the tenets of yoga can help alleviate sleep deprivation and address insomnia. She will review:
- The root causes of sleep deprivation
- The effects of insomnia
- How lifestyle impacts sleep problems
- And how diet, yoga and meditation can help
Meet Your Trainer:
Pamela Stokes Eggleston
Pamela Stokes Eggleston, MBA, MS, C-IAYT, E-RYT-500, YACEP, is Executive Director of the Yoga Service Council and Founder of Yoga2Sleep. She is a certified yoga teacher and yoga therapist with specialized certifications in plant-based nutrition, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), and yoga for trauma to work with service members, veterans and their caregivers. Pamela is a contributing editor of Best Practices for Yoga with Veterans (YSC/Omega, 2016), researcher/author of Yoga Therapy as a Complementary Modality for Female Veteran Caregivers with Traumatic Stress: A Case Study (Maryland University of Integrative Health, March 2018), and Addressing Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms: A Yoga Therapy Case Study (MUIH, June 2019). Her work and writing have been featured in Yoga Therapy Today, Gaiam, Military Spouse Magazine, Yoga Journal, Mantra Yoga and Health, Essence, the Huffington Post, and on Ellen and MSNBC.Read More
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This live webinar takes place from 7:30-9:00pm EST.
This is an interactive format where participants will be able to ask questions through the workshop.
If you cannot join live, not to worry. All participants will have access to the recorded version of the webinar and all materials.
Teacher: Jennifer Cohen Harper