Pillar 1: Healthy Body, Health Minds

For the topic of Pillar 1, we will be discussing SLEEP

Sleep. It’s something we all do, and yet many of us undervalue its significance. This year, as part of Pillar 1: Healthy Body, Healthy Minds, we have embarked on an enlightening journey to delve deep into the mysteries of sleep and its paramount importance.

Guided by the Pillar Advocate Ms. Perrine, an enthusiastic team of students has taken the lead in championing this cause. Through comprehensive research and dedication, they’ve unveiled the multifaceted nature of sleep, and its impact on our cognitive functions, emotional well-being, and physical health.

Why Is Sleep So Crucial?

Contrary to the notion that sleep is just a passive activity, it’s a time when our body performs several vital tasks. Our brain consolidates memories, making it easier for us to recall information. The body repairs cells, restores energy, and releases hormones that are essential for growth and stress regulation. Without proper sleep, our ability to concentrate, make decisions, and even interact socially can be severely hampered.

The dedicated students, under Ms. Perrine’s guidance, have crafted enlightening educational videos that were showcased during our house meetings. These visuals not only elucidated the science behind sleep but also offered actionable techniques to enhance our sleep quality.

One compelling challenge set forth by this team is the adaptation of at least one sleep-enhancing technique. For instance, did you know that the blue light emitted by our phones can interfere with our sleep hormones? That’s why it’s advised to distance oneself from electronic devices at least 30 minutes before bedtime. Meditation, on the other hand, calms the mind and can significantly improve the quality of our sleep.

We commend the unwavering commitment of the Pillar 1 team and Ms. Perrine. Their endeavour underscores the school’s dedication to holistic well-being. As this knowledge resonates across the globe through our blog, we hope that everyone takes a moment to reflect on their sleep habits. After all, nurturing our minds and bodies begins with a good night’s sleep.