Start School Later Greenwich launches Give Me My Hour Back Facebook Contest

Official Nap Begins on Sunday, March 13




On Sunday, March 13, Daylight Saving Time, Start School Later Greenwich will launch a fun campaign to educate teens about good sleep habits — The Give Me My Hour Back Teen Facebook Contest. The contest officially begins with a kickoff event on Sunday, March 13 at the Duxiana Store from noon to 2 p.m. at 15 East Putnam Avenue.

Gift cards will be awarded to the first 25 teens to post pics with the napping cardinal mascot at Duxiana. There will be a tea tasting — taste calming beverages to induce sleep and raffle prizes including Deluxe Duxiana Hypodown Ultimate Pillows.

The contest challenge is for Greenwich teens — ages 14 to 19 — to find the napping bird around Greenwich from March 13 to April 8, take a selfie photo with him and upload to the contest FB page with the comment that starts, “I need another hour of sleep because…….” Teens can enter as many times as they like.

There will be daily prizes and one grand prize winner with the most likes for one photo and best comment. The grand prize is a a teen bedroom re-design including gift certificate and hosted by The Local Vault, an online luxury consignment and redesign firm located in Old Greenwich.

For full list of contest rules, visit givememyhourback on Facebook.

“This is a fun campaign for teens to raise awareness of good sleep habits,” said Start School Later Greenwich intern Greg Goldstein. “Adults preach to us all the time, telling us to study and what to eat — and we zone out. We are hoping this Give Me My Hour Back contest will open teens’ eyes, literally, about how important good sleep habits are to ensure good health now and in the future.”

Laura Rajovic, owner of Duxiana, said she’d partnered with Start School Later Greenwich as a way to spread the word about the value of sleep. “Your bedroom should be a restful sleep haven which includes a design that reflects your personality and takes into consideration colors that create a calming and soothing environment,” said Betsy Perry of The Local Vault, the other sponsor of the contest. “It’s important to have a quality mattress, and we recommend turning off electronics 30 minutes before going to bed. These tips are not only good for teenagers but good for adults too.”

Start School Later Greenwich goal is to collaborate with health professionals, sleep scientists, educators, parents, students, and other concerned citizens dedicated to increasing public awareness about the relationship between sleep and school hours and to ensuring school start times compatible with health, safety, education, and equity.

For more information, visit Start School Later Greenwich or email [email protected]



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