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.
Educators and Caregivers are exhausted.
Teaching ranks as one of the most high stress professions in the country. And in today’s world many parents and family members have taken on the various roles of a teacher. Without adequate sleep it’s nearly impossible to effectively manage that stress.
With educators and caregivers 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 linked the lack of sleep to depression, a weaker immune system, memory and cognition issues, as well as obesity, high blood pressure and fatigue.
In this 90-minute webinar Pam will discuss how the tenets of yoga can help alleviate sleep deprivation and address insomnia. She reviews:
- The root causes of sleep deprivation
- The effects of insomnia
- How lifestyle impacts sleep problems
- And how diet, yoga and meditation can help