Research has shown that good sleep can have beneficial results like: better mood, improved academic performance, and less trouble with weight management. Unfortunately, many college students do not feel like they get enough high-quality sleep. Check out our resources below to help you improve your sleep.
Refresh Sleep Program-Wellness & Health Promotion
The Refresh Sleep program is a FREE 8-week email intervention that can help improve your sleep and make you wake up feeling more refreshed.
All participants must register by September 18th, 2017. Click here to register.
Tips for a Better Night of Sleep
- Stay off your electronic devices for at least 1 hour before going to bed.
The blue light that radiates from our electronic devices can trick our brains into thinking it’s still day time.
- Download a bluelight filter for your electronics.
A blue light filter can decrease the amount of blue light that enters our eyes. Blue light can prevent our brain from creating melatonin--the chemical in our brain that prepares us for sleep.
- Avoid exercising right before bed
Exercise increases in our adrenaline levels, heart rate, and body temperature which can make it difficult to fall asleep. Try to exercise earlier in the day.
- Make sure the bedroom is dark and quiet
- Try to stick to a set sleep schedule
- Take a hot shower before bed
- Practice some calming breathing exercises right before bed
- Need a little more help falling asleep? Climb into bed and listen to the videos linked here.