Psychology celebrates National Sleep Awareness Week


By Kate Hyland, executive broadcast editor
In psychology teacher Daria Schaffeld’s psychology 1 class, they were studying sleep when a student commented about next week being National Sleep Awareness Week.
“I thought what a good way to culminate 5 straight days of studying the importance of sleep” Schaffeld said.
Every year The National Sleep Foundation celebrates March 11-17 as National Sleep Awareness Week. This year, their theme is “begin with sleep”, which aims to highlight good sleep health for people to achieve their personal goals.
Prospect’s psychology department will be celebrating this week by tweeting and decorating the chalkboard outside of the commons. The board has a big phone on it, with the goal to make students realize sleep is a bigger priority than being on a phone. They are also tweeting about sleep throughout the week on Prospect Psychology’s twitter page.
Junior Kaitlyn Moore in psychology 1 thought decorating the chalkboard was a fun a different way to bring up the topic.
“A lot of high school students don’t get enough sleep and it’s so important,” Moore said.