Thank you to everyone who has graciously made blankets for our Snuggle Kits. These blankets add a special touch and the children LOVE them!
In the zip code 45414: Dayton(Northridge), Ohio- Population of 21,848
12.81 % are living below poverty
Beds are a 'want' not a need for most families living in poverty. However, read the article below and see why sleep is so important for our students!
06 DECEMBER 2016
BY SPORT SINGAPORE
Time is of the essence, especially if you need to manage a hectic schedule packed with classes and co-curricular activities. A day whizzes by, forcing you to work all night to complete piles of assignments, before hitting the sack for just a few hours of sleep.
However, insufficient sleep can lead to fatigue accumulation and adverse effects on your health. Besides being the key to a healthy lifestyle, getting enough sleep also improves your ability to concentrate via these ways:
1. Improve memory
Many studies indicate that the quality and quantity of sleep can have a strong impact on memory and learning. Consolidation, which occurs during sleep, strengthens your memory and is essential for processing new information.
Sleep also plays a critical role in procedural memory – it improves your motor and visual learning, which you need when carrying out activities like playing the piano or roller-skating. Apart from this, sleep also strengthens the emotional components in our memories and spurs creativity.
On the other hand, sleep deprivation and low-quality sleep impacts our mood in a negative manner, and reduces our ability to remember new information.
2. Sharpen attention levels
Lack of adequate sleep affects an individual’s ability to focus his or her attention optimally, leading to inefficiency in learning and making it harder for him or her to absorb new information. Additionally, overworked, sleep-deprived people find it difficult to coordinate different pieces of information and face a hindered capability to recall previously acquired knowledge.
According to studies, children that lack sleep tend to display Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)-like symptoms affecting their ability to concentrate in school.
A low attention span also impairs our judgment as it negatively impacts our ability to accurately assess situations and make rational decisions.
3. Higher school grades
Students with sufficient sleep have been known to perform better in school as compared to their sleep-deprived peers. In various studies, college students with adequate sleep and those who rose earlier were known to achieve higher grade point averages (GPAs) compared to night owls.
4. Upping your game
We know that exercising is essential for us to keep fit and stay healthy. Did you know that getting more sleep is the simplest way to improve your physical performance?
Studies on college football players who slept at least 10 hours a night for seven to eight weeks suggested that these participants experienced less fatigue in the day, increased their stamina and improved their average sprint time.
As indicated by the points above, getting a good night of sleep keeps us refreshed, alert and ready to take on the world. To further improve the quality of sleep, it is essential to maintain a sleep routine that allows your body to tune its “internal clock”, making it easier for us to sleep and wake naturally.
Consolidated sleep is optimal for memory, and certainly effective in improving your concentration and performance at school. Now that you are aware of the benefits of sleep, make the choice to reward your body with sufficient sleep and improve the quality of your life!
A wonderful group of ladies from Aullwood and also Church Of God, filled my classroom with close to 30 full Snuggled Kits! Such a blessed day! Thank you for supporting our cause!!!
Today was a busy day! 49 Day Life Group from Salem Church of God stopped by my school with some Snuggle Kits!
She has no face and no name.
She represents children like her
Who are the same.
Poverty, Crime, Drugs, Addiction, have taken this child
and made her rough.
Life has introduced Abuse, Neglect and Hunger.
Her life has made her tough.
But she’s 7.
We can help.
We did help.
She slept last night,
She is why we do what we do.
Making dreams possible and providing
Hope to children who need it.
The Sunday school class at Mighty Fortress Lutheran Church, in Kettering, collected cots and bedding for Snuggled Up! Thank You!
Met with an awesome company donating items to Snuggled Up Inc. today!
And there is an amazing story with this donation....this sweet woman and her co-workers are helping a family this holiday, that just so happens, to be a previous student of mine!
What a small world:) Or as I like to think, God works in wonderful ways.
Are you looking for the perfect gift that keeps on giving? How about the gift of a bed to a child in need? A bed may seem like a simple piece of furniture, but for a child who goes to sleep each night on a couch, an air mattress, or sharing a bed with a parent or a sibling, it will make a huge impact on their health, well-being and their education.