WOW! According to the American Academy of Pediatrics 2019 National Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, fifty two percent (52%) of American school age children in the U.S. are not sleeping the appropriate number of hours on weekdays. The forty eight percent (48%) who do get the recommended 9 hours of sleep are "significantly more likely to show a positive outlook toward school" and show other signs of "childhood flourishing", the measure of behavioral and social well-being.
Abstract author, Hoi See Tsao, MD said, "Chronic sleep loss is a serious public health problem among children. Insufficient sleep among adolescents, for example, is associated with physical and mental health consequences including increased risk of depression and obesity and negative effects of on mood, attention and academic performances." I sure hope some educators that pile on homework assignments are reading this. Dr. Tsao further stated, "As healthcare providers, we want each and every child to reach his or her full potential."
Responses from parents and caregivers of 49,000+ children ages 6-17 years old in a combined 2016-2017 National Survey of Children's Health were analyzed by researchers. Respondents answered questions about how many hours of sleep a randomly selected child slept on an average night. Sufficient sleep, for this study, was defined as sleeping greater than or equal to 9 hours an an average weeknight.
The caregivers were asked if their children showed interest and curiosity in learning new things, if they cared about doing well in school, did homework, worked to finish started tasks and if they stayed calm and in control when facing a challenges. Not so astoundingly, the researchers found that sufficient sleep was positively associated these "flourishing" markers by increases ranging from 44% to 12% positivity. Without boring everyone statistically, the study was adjusted for age, poverty levels, time spent in front of a television/computer/video games, adverse childhood experiences (neglect, abuse, trauma,...), parental/caregiver education level, and the presence of mental health conditions.
"This study reinforces the importance of increasing efforts to help children to get recommended amounts of sleep for their age. Efforts should focus on digital media usage, bedtime routines, the length of the school day and school start times", according to Dr. Tsao. "Interventions like these may help children demonstrate more measures of childhood flourishing, enhance their development, and give them brighter futures."
I was compelled to share this after the last blog due to the 52% of children not getting the sufficient amount of sleep statistic.
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Welcome to Lakes Region Hypnosis Center's information sharing blog
I would like to begin my blogging career (sounds funny for a 60-something to be saying) by just introducing myself and some of the services we provide. My goal is to introduce you all to me and the wonderful worlds of hypnosis and other alternative, less expensive (in the long run) healing modalities we provide and clearly work. My intention is to also educate the public through my blogging.
I am a 67 year old who refuses to retire. I have worn many hats in my many careers, one could say it took me a long time to discover what I wanted to be or do when I grew up. I will say it did take me a while though. I've been part of management team where I was responsible for a multi-million dollar communication budget in a large financial institution. I left the corporate world as a thirty something and became a healthcare worker in a county nursing home. This was a very rewarding vocation by the way, but the greedy corporate world began sticking their fingers in the proverbial pot and infesting that career with their greed and gluttony. But, that's a whole different blogging path for the politically inclined, and does not belong here. I finished my career as a political action coordinator for a national public employee union and was forced out to pasture. Yes folks, even the unions have their dark side. But, I've always wanted to help others along the way, a healer so to speak. Whether a human client or a pet client (Animal Reiki attuned), I have always been driven to open up my heart, mind and arms to those who need some assistance along the way.
I began seeking a healing path for myself and something to provide comfort to others. I entered my chrysalis stage, my transition to the more spiritual path, that of a provider of proven alternative healing modalities. I became a Reiki Master/Teacher, actually being attuned through a local Reiki Master from Gilmanton and another from the West Coast. and still felt there there was more. I began various training along the way, as a physical medium, a crystal worker, and so on and so forth. I rounded out my resume at the Thomas Institute of Hypnosis and the National Guild of Hypnotists becoming a Certified Consulting Hypnotist. And this is the "Readers Digest" version of how I got to where I am now.
Operating out of Tilton, New Hampshire, ergo the name Lakes Region Hypnosis Center; we also perform Reiki healing sessions under Peaceful Light Healing (or PLH). PLH was my first organization and is now a part of our Lakes Region Hypnosis Center operation. Effectively combining both powerful tools (Hypnosis & Reiki) and we have created a healing modality second to none and without OPIODS. Healing others is a love and passion for us. Continuous education in the art of hypnosis on a regular basis, as well as consuming mandatory reading material is part of our modus operandi and in our operations manual. We also teach healing techniques at various metaphysical facilities and institutions. Sharing information at community events and local libraries, schools, and other public and private venues is always on our agenda. So please, continue to watch this website for updated events. Maybe learn a thing or two about hypnosis, Reiki, or even a bit about physical mediumship. But, be sure to watch my blogs for upcoming information to help demystify hypnosis and bring it to the forefront of where it belongs. The subconscious mind is a powerful tool for healing; and remember this, "if you can think it, it CAN happen". And don't forget about the Reiki!
Future posts will include myths and phobias of hypnotism, pain management, healthy living, stress and stressors, encountering negative suggestions and negative self talk, self hypnotism, emotional trauma, mind-body spirit, subconscious mind, daily affirmations and intentions, circumstance or predetermined, deja vu all over again, breathing techniques, Reiki, chakra centers, Past Life Regression "real or not" and many more topics on healing. So until the next post,
Breath - Relax - Heal.
P.S. Please let me know how I performed in my first blog post ever.