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Wellness and Relaxation Resources

Sleeping Well

Sleep! It's something every single one of us needs but often does not get enough of. Sleep is a complex biological process that helps you process new information, stay healthy, and feel rested. This section will cover tips to wake up rested and refreshed, as well as helpful tools and books to read for further research.

Campus Resources

Office of Health Promotion (OHP): Sleep Resources

Online Sleep Assessment: Take an assessment of your current sleep quality! If your sleep quality isn’t great, the assessment will give you the option to continue and then help you identify areas that might be worth thinking about or changing to improve your sleep quality.

A Guide to a Good Nap from OHP

Tips

  • Start a sleep diary to help track your sleeping patterns as well as your activities throughout the day that might impact your sleep.
  • Keep a consistent sleep schedule. Get up at the same time every day, even on weekends or during vacations.
  • Set a bedtime that is early enough for you to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep.
  • If you don’t fall asleep after 20 minutes, get out of bed. Go do a quiet activity without a lot of light exposure. It is especially important to not get on electronics.
  • Establish a relaxing bedtime routine.
  • Try some physical relaxation techniques.
  • Limit exposure to bright light in the evenings.
  • Turn off electronic devices at least 30 minutes before bedtime.
  • Don’t eat a large meal before bedtime. If you are hungry at night, eat a light, healthy snack.
  • Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet.

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