The Northfield Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group will meet on Thursday, September 7 at Northfield Hospital. Individuals with a traumatic brain injury, and those with a loved one with a TBI, are invited to attend. The topic for the meeting is “Self Worth: Accepting the New Normal.”
The group will also discuss plans for the Walk for Thought event scheduled for Saturday, September 23. Last year, the group hosted a team for the annual Walk for Thought, hosted by the Brain Injury Alliance, in New Brighton. The group is forming a team again this year.
By Stacey Zell, RT
Waking up for school can be tough on kids and parents. Shifting from summer to a busy (early!) school routine makes it tempting to cut corners on sleep. But kids age 5 to 12 need 10-11 hours of sleep per night, and teenagers often fall short of the 8-10 hours of sleep they need each night.
And it’s more than mere hours that matters. “Healthy sleep” requires appropriate timing, daily regularity, good sleep quality, and the absence of sleep disorders, says the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.