One of the biggest barriers to student success and health on our campus is lack of sleep or lack of quality sleep. Lack of sleep can affect your academic performance, your relationships and social life, your ability or desire to participate in physical activity, and your diet and eating habits can become unhealthier.
Recommendations for Better Sleep
- Regulate sleep by going to bed around the same time every night and waking up around the same time every morning.
- Make your bed only for sleeping (and sexual activity if you are sexually active). Studying, watching TV, or spending time on your computer shouldn’t be done in your bed.
- Avoid large meals, alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine a few hours before you go to bed.
- Limit naps to 20-30 minutes.
- Participate in daily physical activity.
Give these tips a try and see for yourself what a difference a good night’s sleep can be for a healthier “U”!