My Very Own Bed provides new beds and dream kits (mattress pad, sheets, blanket, pillow, stuffed animal, and books) to children because of the amazing power of sleep. Sleep is essential for our health and wellbeing.
Sleep helps us:
Stay healthy and strong
Focus, learn, and remember new things
Play hard and feel more energetic
Feel happier and less anxious
Grow big and strong
Heal when we are sick
Molly Hey 6/3/2021
Children’s brains grow more from birth to age 5 than they do for the rest of their lives. Think about that! Think about all of the developmental changes that go on in that short amount of time. From sitting up to walking, from babbling to talking, from merely looking at another baby to making friends.
Samantha Anders, PhD, LP
Lots of people want to know how to feel happier and less anxious, especially in the midst of our stressful world. One of the most direct and important ways to influence our mood is by improving our sleep quality, and potentially, quantity, depending on how much you already sleep.
Keith L. Cavanaugh, M.D.
Have you noticed how you have not been as physically active or not sleeping as well this past year since the pandemic? While there can be a lot of reasons for both, you should know there is a direct relationship between exercise and sleep that may be at play.
By: J. Roxanne Prichard, PhD 2/8/2021
Do you ever get the low-energy blahs? You know, when you don’t feel very motivated to try new things, to be creative, or to play? Or maybe you feel fidgety and find it hard to concentrate. Both feelings are symptoms of not getting enough good quality sleep. Simply put, it’s exhausting not getting the sleep you need.
By: Dr. Jagdeep Bijwadia 12/18/2020
By: Chad Eiken 10/14/2020