Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee

Radio Show for September 9, 2012

Posted on 7 Sep 2012 - 12:56 PM by Dr. Brian Wind

Another great show lined up this week. Sleep deprivation will be the theme for this weeks show. Find out how a lack of sleep affects your performance at work, driving, and even your grades (for you students).

Another great show lined up this week. Sleep deprivation will be the theme for this weeks show. Find out how a lack of sleep affects your performance at work, driving, and even your grades (for you students). Parents of college aged young adults, would you be surprised to learn that if your student got the proper amount of sleep, their grades would be improved by a whole letter grade? That is true according to one of the latest studies.

Sleep In The News Links

Colleges find sleep is key to grade averages

Lack of Sleep Hurts Performance

Hot Topics! College Students and Sleep

Do I Really Need To Sleep?

Trivia

Last week we asked where did the term “sleep tight” originate from. The answer is from the days when ropes were used under mattresses for support. Sometimes the ropes would loosen and the sleeper would have a saggy uncomfortable bed to sleep in. So when we say sleep tight, we are hoping you have a good nights rest.

Dear Sleep Doctors: Listener Question

The Browns wrote in asking for some clarification on school start times for elementary aged children:

Dear Sleep Doctors,

I recently heard some of your discussion on the necessity of children
getting the proper amount of sleep. I have a comment/question regarding
school start times. We have two boys—5 & 4 yo. I live in a county where the
kindergarten starts at 8. We are considering moving to another county;
however, one major drawbacks of moving is the fact that kindergarten begins
at 7 in that county, which means the boys are getting on the bus at 6:15.
That time seems very early for small children to be beginning their day.

I do not mean to sound critical, but I have a theory that this early school
start time was not instituted in the best interest of the children, but
rather was adopted so the school system would become the babysitter so Mom
can hurry off to work. To be fair, I don’t know the complete history of the
“why” regarding school start times: if I knew more of the reasons “why” I
might have a different view.

Is 6:15 early for a 5yo and should that even be a factor in our decision to
move?

Mr. and Mrs. Brown

Listen in as the doctors answer the Browns questions.

Upcoming Remote Broadcast

Our show next week will be taped live at Pope John Paul II High School, where Dr. Noah is teaching a class. The topic will be later school start times. The students are ready to give their opinions.

So be ready to tune in Sunday at 9 am on Supertalk 99.7 for our live broadcast, Live365.com to listen anytime, or drop us a line on the website or call 1866SLEEP20. Thanks for listening, it wouldn’t be the same without you.

Pleasant Dreams!