Catching some shut-eye, and having some fun


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March 8, 2019 - 5:21 PM

Ronnie and Debbie Higginbotham, with their dog Charlie, joined the Plumlee family for a night around the campfire Tuesday at Thrive Allen County as part of an event for National Sleep Awareness Month. Here, Josie Plumlee plays the guitar to lead a sing-along. The event is the first in a weekly series throughout the month, sponsored by Thrive and Allen County Regional Hospital. COURTESY/TRACI PLUMLEE

“Sleep scenes” show Allen County residents the challenges — answers — to getting a good night’s rest, as part of National Sleep Awareness Month.

Allen County Regional Hospital and Thrive Allen County teamed up to present a weekly series of events to raise awareness about sleep issues. The events portray a typical scene — like a college dorm or a campout — with advice about how to fall asleep and stay asleep.

The first event took place Tuesday at the Thrive office at 9 S. Jefferson Ave., when ACRH’s Traci Plumlee and her family set up a typical campfire scene with friends. Surrounded by tents and camping chairs, they played music and used a television set to mimic a campfire. The idea was to show how difficult it can be to maintain a good night’s sleep when you are outside your normal environment. A consistent schedule is important to sleep. 

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