Delegate: Dr. Affiong John
Affiliation: Beulah Specialist Hospital Limited Port Harcourt and Yes-To-Health Lifestyle Medicine and Wellness center, Port Harcourt Rivers State, Nigeria.
Short Bio: Beulah Specialist Hospital is a patient-centered hospital that takes care of patients’ health with utmost expertise, sympathy and love. The hospital has years of experience in management and treatment of sleep-related sicknesses as well as other areas.
Yes-To-Health Lifestyle Medicine is a health organization that specializes in lifestyle and uses lifestyle approaches to address the pillars of health of which sleep is key.
Activity: Team members from Beulah Specialist Hospital and Yes-To-Health lifestyle Medicine haven managed several sleep-related disorders have carried out several public enlightenment lectures on stress and the need for adequate sleep in order to maintain good health.
The team has also carried out several radio awareness talk on adequate and healthy sleep on our local radio stations particularly Nigeria Info P.h 92.3fm and Wazobia 94.1fm in 2022.
The aim of our team is to reduce sleep and stress disorders in our locality and society at large to the bear minimum by educating all and sundry.
Activities: Our activity started with us posting sleep-related articles on our social media handles (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) throughout the week of the world sleep day.
Members of the team led by Dr. Affiong John visited Community Secondary School, Nkpor Rumuolumeni Port Harcourt, Rivers State to commemorate the world sleep day and create awareness on healthy sleep, on 16th March, 2023.
Our team were welcome by the staff and students of the school. Dr. Affiong John delivered a lecture on the theme of the world sleep day. Tips for better sleep were discussed. Questions asked include how to balance academic works with sleep, how to avoid sleep stealers like social media and late night seeing of movies, etc.
The visit ended with response to those questions, interactions with staffs of the school and a photo session.
Our team were able to pass the theme of this year’s world sleep day (Sleep is Essential for Health) to these leaders of tomorrow and we hope to have a next generation of sound minds and a happy world ensued from improvement in their sleep quality as they put these words to action.
Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Date of Activity: 16th March, 2023
Submitted by: Dr. Affiong John