Getting enough quality sleep can be hard - but the benefits are worth it.

From having a positive impact on our mood, stress levels, academic performance, and overall health, the importance of sleep cannot be overstated.

Here are 3 Sleep Tips to get you on track:

  1.  Maintain regular wake and bed times
  2.  Get 7-9 hours of sleep each night
  3.  Keep naps short – 30 minutes or less

For more ways to optimize your sleep, try following the 10 Sleep Commandments by Dr. Michael Grandner, Director of the UA Sleep & Health Research Program:

  • Thou shalt keep a regular schedule
  • Thou shalt exercise regularly but not too late at night
  • Thou shall get light during the day and avoid it at night
  • Thou shalt keep your bedroom cool, dark, and comfortable
  • Thou shalt not go to bed too hungry or too full
  • Thou shalt not drink excessive liquids in the evening
  • Thou shalt not ingest caffeine, nicotine and alcohol at night
  • Thou shalt not go to bed angry or worried or upset
  • Thou shalt get rid of the clock
  • Thou shalt not nap too long or too late during the day

Still struggling with your sleep or want to learn more?

Local Resources:
Counseling & Psych Services
UA Sleep & Health Research Program
TMC Sleep Center Outpatient Services
Get In Bed With Campus Health [video]

National Resources:
Sleep Foundation: What Makes A Good Nights Sleep
The Better Sleep Council
American Sleep Association
National Sleep Foundation
Mayo Clinic: 6 Tips to Better Sleep

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