The 512 students in Kindergarten through 5th grade at Harms will learn how their bodies grow while they sleep and how important it is for them to get enough rest. They will learn the dos and don’ts of a bedtime routine and they will each receive a Sweet Dreamzzz Sleep Kit. The sleep kits, sponsored by Mars Advertising, Bright House Networks and the Young Woman’s Home Association, were delivered to the school by TWO MEN and A TRUCK – Wixom, a partner with Sweet Dreamzzz. Employees from Mars Advertising, Southfield, MI, will volunteer on the day of the program to help distribute the sleep kits to the children.
Sweet Dreamzzz also educates the parents through the Parent Sleep Education Workshop, where they learn about the importance of sleep, the required hours of sleep for their child as well as themselves, sleep strategies, and a bedtime routine to follow at home. The parents receive a parent guide with recent sleep research articles, a magnet outlining bedtime routine steps, and a bedtime routine chart with stickers. Sweet Dreamzzz believes that educating the children AND the parents will help everyone in the household understand healthy bedtime routines. Sweet Dreamzzz plans to host the parents workshop at Harms on Thursday, February 28, 2013.
Founded in 1998, Sweet Dreamzzz™, Inc. is a nonprofit organization comitted to improving the health, well-being and academic performance of at-risk children and their families by providing sleep education and bedtime essentials. Based in Farmington Hills, MI, Sweet Dreamzzz educates children and families about the benefits of healthy sleep havits and establishing a health bedtime routine using its R.E.M.™ Sleep Program. Since its founding, Sweet Dreamzzz has served more than 37,000 children and families. For more information, please visit www.sweetdreamzzz.org.