Portugal 2018: Marta Rios

Delegate: Marta Rios

Affiliations: Pediatric Department of Centro Materno-Infantil do Norte (CMIN) – Centro Hospitalar e Universitário do Porto (CHUP). Director: Alberto Caldas Afonso PhD; Medical team: Marta Rios MD (pediatrician dedicated to sleep disorders), Rita Gomes MD (pediatric resident); Teachers team: Kindergarten teachers – Elvira Meireles, Angélica Morais, Ana Paula Martins; teacher – Ana Isabel Dias

Activity: In order to promote good sleep habits among school-age children, two classes (third and fourth grades – 45 students between the ages of 8 and 10 years old) of a primary school (Escola Básica do Primeiro Ciclo do Agrupamento de Escolas Rodrigues de Freitas) were invited to participate in the following activities:
– March 16th: students made a drawing and wrote a short text about sleep and filled a questionnaire about their sleep habits and their knowledge about this theme.
– April 11th: students went to CMIN where their works were exhibited. They joined some hospitalized children to assist a presentation about good sleep habits and to discuss the questionnaire´s results. The best works made on march 16th were awarded with a book.
Children who were in Day Care Hospital on april 11th also made a drawing and wrote a short text about sleep.
During sleep day and on april 11th, leaflets about “Sleep hygiene in children and adolescents” made and published by Portuguese Sleep Association were distributed over the hospital.

Location: Centro Materno-Infantil do Norte, Porto, Portugal

Date of Activity: March 16th and April 11th

Submitted By: Marta Rios