Sleep Awareness week is not to only promote healthy habits for sleeping, but to aware others of the many disorders and behaviors that are associated with sleeping and to educate others as well. Did you know that 48% of Americans say they do not get enough sleep, but less than of them take one specific action to help get better sleep?
Common Disorders associated with Sleep
Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Smoking causes about 90% of all lung cancer deaths in the United States. Cigarette smoke harms almost every part of the body, causing many diseases. Cigarettes/tobacco contain many harmful chemicals. Did you know that cigarette smoking and exposure to tobacco smoke causes about 480,000 deaths year?
Health Effects of the Smoker
Did you know that for this Influenza season manufacturers have projected they will provide between 171 to 179 million doses of vaccine for the U.S Market?
What is Influenza?
Did you know that nearly 44 million adults experience mental illness in a given year? During the first full week of October the National Alliance on Mental Illness and other contributors across the nation, help to bring awareness to mental illness.
What is a Mental Illness/Condition?
Occupational therapy (OT) practitioners, researchers, educators, and students host a month-long celebration showcasing the value of occupational therapy. The event demonstrates the profession’s dedication to helping others from pediatrics to geriatrics to prevent or live better with illnesses, injuries, or forms of disabilities.
What is occupational therapy ?
Did you know that humans are the only mammals that willingly delay sleep? Sleep Awareness Week takes place March 2nd – 8th of this year and it provides awareness and educates individuals of the importance of sleep.
Healthy Sleeping Habit #1: Stick to a sleep schedule, Bedtime Ritual