© 2016 by Jana Kyriakou, photos by Adela Jezkova and Anna Mogilnicka

Sleep - overnight therapy

  • sleep is a substantial part of our health and wellbeing

  • this is what happens during healthy sleep:

    • our body and brain regenerates

    •  the stress hormones are released from our system

    • our immunity gets boosted

    • the information we learn are transitioned from short term to long term memory

    • our emotional experiences are processed

    • our emotional intelligence develops and grows

  • how much quality sleep does a teenager need ?

    • Recommended sleep times per population:
      (www.sleepfoundation.org)
      School age children (6-13): 9-11 hours 
      Teenagers (14-17): 8-10 hours 
      Younger adults (18-25): 7-9 hours 
      Adults (26-64): 7-9 hours
      Older adults (65+): 7-8 hours 

Start a bedtime ritual for yourself and your daughter, here are just few tips:

  • get of the screen (phone, computer, ipad, TV) one hour before sleep and dim the lights

  • take a hot bath with essential oil scented soap 

  • play a relaxing music in the bedroom

  • read a book or write into a journal

  • practice a short meditation 

  • do a 5 min yoga practice

  • think of (or write down) 3 things from the day that you are grateful for

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