Balance Health Educators Host Sleep Health Panel, Bringing Focus to the Importance of Sleep in Overall Health and Wellness
On March 5, the Balance Health Educators hosted “The BHEs and the ZzZ’s,” a panel discussion stressing the importance of sleep as a central pillar of an effective wellness regimen. Panelists discussed links between memory, learning, and sleep, as well as the ways sleep impacts mood, relationships with friends and family, and levels of support. The panelists – Claudia Trevor-Right, assistant director of health education; Sheilah Shaw Horton, dean of students; and psychology professor Amy Ni – used personal stories and scientific studies to focus on how health and wellness helps cultivate resilience, resolve, and emotional balance. Each panelist offered examples of how she has sometimes struggled to maintain a healthy sleep schedule, and offered strategies for establishing steady sleep habits.