Sleep is a necessary human function. Sleep allows our brains to recharge and our bodies to rest. Good quality sleep promotes muscle repair, memory consolidation and improved quality of life. Adults are recommended to get 7-9 hours of sleep every night. Research has shown that most Americans would be happier, healthier and safer if they were to sleep an extra 60 to 90 minutes per night.
Wellness Strategies for Improving Sleep While in College
- Reducing Screen Time
- Limit Caffeine Intake
- Stick to a sleep schedule of the same bedtime and wake up time, even on the weekends
- Exercise Frequently
- Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillows
- Avoid alcohol, cigarettes, and heavy meals in the evening
- Designate your bed for sleeping only, use your desk or living room for studying
- Wind down; try meditation or journaling
- Speak with your doctor or to find a sleep professional
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Last updated: 7/18/2023