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Snooze…Or Lose!: 10 “No-War” Ways to Improve Your Teen’s Sleep Habits Resources Light Therapy Product Sources Apollo Health 947 South 500 East, Suite 210 American Fork, UT 84003 (800) 545-9667 www.apollolight.com Bio-Brite, Inc. 4340 East-West Highway, Suite 401S Bethesda, MD 20814 (800) 621-LITE www.biobrite.com Enviro-Med 1600 S.E. 141st Avenue Vancouver, WA 98683 (800) 222-DAWN www.bio-light.com
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Snooze…Or Lose!: 10 “No-War” Ways to Improve Your Teen’s Sleep Habits Northern Light Technologies 8971 Henri-Bourassa West Montreal, Quebec H4S 1P7, Canada (800) 263-0066 www.northernlighttechnologies.com Outside In, Ltd. 3 The Links, Trafalgar Way Bar Hill Cambridge CB3 8UD England +44 (0) 1954 780500 www.outsidein.co.uk The SunBox Company 19217 Orbit Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20879-4149 (800) 548-3968 www.sunboxco.com Memory-Game Web Sites www.miniclip.com At this free game Web site, you’ll find a great game to test memory and reaction time. Tetris, a computer puzzle game that has been around for several decades, asks players to move four-block shapes that are falling into a well into a horizontal row of blocks without any gaps. Players must rotate the shapes and complete as many horizontal lines as possible before they reach the roof. You can change the speed at which the shapes fall and use different strategies for getting the shapes in line as quickly as possible. The same site also offers a game called Anagrammatics. In this game you click on letters to form words at least four letters long. The
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Snooze…Or Lose!: 10 “No-War” Ways to Improve Your Teen’s Sleep Habits idea is to find the longest possible words within the specified time limit. The site also offers the popular logic game called Sudoku. In this game you try to fill a puzzle grid so that every row, column, and 3 × 3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9. www.memorylossonline.com This site provides two memory tests (click on Memory Games), one for verbal memory and one for visual memory. The verbal quiz, which takes between 10 and 15 minutes, tests word memory, and the visual quiz, which takes about the same amount of time, tests picture memory. Each test has three parts, and at the end you’re told what your score means and how you compare to other people who have taken the test. www.gotofreegames.com Playing the age-old game Concentration is another terrific way to test memory and performance. This Web site provides a 24-picture Concentration grid and times your play to see how quickly you can come up with the 12 matches. www.jebikes.com/java/WhackAMole This online version of the arcade game Whack-a-Mole, in which moles poke their heads up quickly and you have to whack them before they duck back underground, requires continuous attention and speedy visual reaction time. It’s a way for your teen to assess sleepiness and possible microsleeps—and have fun at the same time. Sleep-Related Organizations American Academy of Pediatrics 141 Northwest Point Boulevard Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098 (847) 434-4000 www.aap.org
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Snooze…Or Lose!: 10 “No-War” Ways to Improve Your Teen’s Sleep Habits American Academy of Sleep Medicine One Westbrook Corporate Center, Suite 920 Westchester, IL 60154 (708) 492-0930 www.aasmnet.org Better Sleep Council 501 Wythe Street Alexandria, VA 22314-1917 www.bettersleep.org National Center on Sleep Disorders Research National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute One Rockledge Center, Suite 6022 6705 Rockledge Drive Bethesda, MD 20892-7993 (301) 435-0199 www.nhlbi.nih.gov National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 400 Seventh Street, SW Washington, DC 20590 www.nhtsa.gov National Parent Teacher Association 541 N. Fairbanks Court, Suite 1300 Chicago, IL 60611-3493 www.pta.org National School Boards Foundation 1680 Duke Street Alexandria, VA 22314 (312) 670-6782 www.nsbf.org
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Snooze…Or Lose!: 10 “No-War” Ways to Improve Your Teen’s Sleep Habits National Sleep Foundation 1522 K Street N.W., Suite 500 Washington, DC 20005 (202) 347-3471 www.sleepfoundation.org S.L.E.E.P. (Start Later for Excellence in Education Proposal) www.sleepinfairfax.org Society for Adolescent Medicine 1916 N.W. Copper Oaks Circle Blue Springs, MO 64015 www.adolescenthealth.org Snooze … or Lose! Web Site The Snooze … or Lose! web site includes additional information on adolescent sleep, Dr. Emsellem’s speaking engagements, the opportunity to sign up for a newsletter, and contact information. Please visit us at www.snoozeorlose.com.
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