Student Health and Wellness Services


Feeling well-rested and refreshed is one strategy for stress relief that is often neglected. A good night’s sleep is beneficial for both your brain and your body. Studies show that adequate sleep is linked to better grades and more positive moods and social connection. Adults need 6-10 hours of sleep per night, and regular schedule and consistent amounts of sleep enhance sleep’s positive effects. Here are some tips, activities, and tools to help you sleep better: 

  • Avoid caffeine at least 6 hours before bed 
  • Turn off screens 30 minutes before bedtime 
  • Sleep in a dark, cool room 
  • Get some exercise during the day 
  • Take time to relax before bed; try stretching, reading, or journaling 


Sleep Awareness Assessment