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    Virtual Seminar: Sleep and Our Mental Well-Being During COVID-19 Pandemic

    Date: April 26, 2022, 12:00pm
    North Star SHRM Board
    No cost to attend as a North Star SHRM member
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    North Star SHRM will be hosting a virtual seminar titled: Sleep and Our Mental Well-Being During COVID-19 Pandemic.  This is a virtual presentation on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, from 12 Noon to 1:00 pm. All North Star SHRM members are invited to attend.  There is no cost to attend.

    We know that the next 12 months are going to be a critical time to support employees in preparing for and adjusting to whatever our next normal is going to look like.  The current level of uncertainty continues to cause stress and anxiety, which has impacted our collective mental wellbeing, and as Human Resource professionals we can support our employees by helping them to learn how to cope with the constant change.

    One tool that everyone can learn to leverage is sleep.  According to the National Institutes of Health 70% of adults in the US report that they obtain insufficient sleep at least one night a month and 11% report insufficient sleep every night.

    This interactive session outlines the impact poor sleep is having on people and provide in depth information and best practices on how individuals can use sleep to alleviate stress, burnout and improve neurological function and mood stability.  Attendees will learn about sleep needs, how sleep (or lack of it) impacts our brains and bodies, and resources available to get the rest needed for improved mental well-being.  This year will be an important time for organizations to recognize and promote wellness efforts and this session is designed to illustrate how wellbeing information can be shared across the organization to benefit employees and attendees as well.

    This seminar will be presented by Sarah Moe. Sarah Moe, RPSGT is a board Registered Polysomnographic Technologist and sleep specialists, and is the founder of Sleep Health Specialists, which provides sleep health education to the employees of local businesses and corporations focusing on wellness and productivity through better sleep.  She is also an adjunct Professor in the Polysomnography (Sleep) Program at Minneapolis Community and Technical College.  Sarah sits on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Sleep Society, and volunteers on the Educational Products Committee for the American Association of Sleep Technologists and the Events Committee for GenY, a subset of the YWCA.