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SpunOut.ie launches ‘Sleep Happy’ campaign

Blog Posts April 23rd2015

SpunOut.ie, Ireland’s youth information website, has today (April 27) launched a new ‘Sleep Happy’ campaign that highlights simple tips and tricks for better sleep.

The campaign will focus on informing 16-25 year olds in Ireland about the impact that sleep has on an individual’s physical and mental wellbeing. The SpunOut.ie initiative will work in tandem with the National Office for Suicide Prevention’s (NOSP) ‘Little Things’ campaign (available to see www.yourmentalhealth.ie) and is specifically focused on reaching young people in Ireland.

Having trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep can be a source of significant frustration and also impact on other aspects of life and health. While some sleep problems can be minor and others more serious, there is no need to panic just yet as ‘Sleep Happy’ shows loads of easy things a person can do to improve the length and quality of their sleep.

As part of the campaign, SpunOut.ie have created a new video highlighting these key messages in an engaging way that can be seen directly here or on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Most people have heard that 8 hours of sleep is the ideal amount of sleep needed every night but that number can vary from person to person - depending on age, lifestyle, diet, and other personal things. Here are a couple of simple questions to ask yourself to measure if you are getting enough sleep.

  • Do I struggle to get up when my first alarm goes off?
  • Do I need to lie in on the weekend to catch up on sleep?
  • Do I feel moody and sleepy in the mornings?
  • Is it hard to concentrate and focus during the day?

If the answer to any of these is yes, get over to SpunOut.ie now for reliable helpful advice!

One simple tip is to go to bed half an hour earlier for a week to see if you feel rested the next day but we have loads of helpful tips worth trying out. And remember, it’s not also just about the length of sleep, it’s also about the quality of sleep.

‘Sleep Happy’ content available on SpunOut.ie includes (visit www.spunout.ie/sleep for more):

Outreach events will also take place at the following locations:

  • April 28 - University College Dublin
  • April 29 - Cork Institute of Technology
  • April 30 - Dublin Institute of Technology

For more advice on how to ‘Sleep Happy’, please visit www.SpunOut.ie today or follow the campaign on social media through #ZZZChallenge.

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For more information please contact:
Ian Power
Executive Director
ian@spunout.ie
01-6753554