Sleep Resources for College Students
A great mattress and bedding is the foundation of good sleep, but there’s more to it than what you’re sleeping on. These sleep resources explain good sleep habits, how to create a routine, can help you identify sleep disorders, and more.
- Centers for Disease Control: Sleep Hygiene Tips: Learn about recommendations that can improve your sleep from the Centers for Disease Control.
- National Sleep Foundation: Ask The Expert: Sleep Hygiene: The National Sleep Foundation explains what sleep hygiene is and shares examples of good sleep hygiene.
- American Academy of Sleep Medicine: Bad Sleep Habits are Associated with Lower Grades from High School Through College: What’s at stake in bad sleep? Your grades and more, says this study from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
- org: A College Football Team That Focuses on Sleep: This article shares how football players are learning how to prioritize sleep and win.
- MedlinePlus: Sleep Disorders: Identify the most common sleep disorders and find resources for diagnosis, treatment, and more on MedlinePlus.
- National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: Sleep Disorders: In Depth: In this resource, you’ll learn what sleep disorders are, how important they are, and what to do if you’re considering complementary health approaches for sleep problems.
- Centers for Disease Control: Key Sleep Disorders: Understand sleep related difficulties, read descriptions, and find out how you can get evaluated for a sleep disorder if you think you have one.
- National Sleep Foundation: Sleep Disorders: The National Sleep Foundation offers an overview of abnormal sleep, disorders, sleep problems, and disease.
Sleep Facts and Studies
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s resource explains why sleep is important to healthy brain function, emotional well being, physical health, daytime performance, and safety.
- National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: Get the truth on sleep myths, like snoring, catching up on sleep, and what daytime sleepiness means.
- National Sleep Foundation: 25 Random Facts About Sleep: Find fun and interesting facts about sleep from the National Sleep Foundation.
- Dartmouth Student Wellness Center: Relaxation, Stress & Sleep: Dartmouth examines how sleep difficulties can interfere with academic performance. They share facts on how you can improve your sleep and feel better.
- University of Michigan: Sleep: The University of Michigan’s resource reveals facts about college students and sleep with suggestions for how to sleep better.
Creating a Sleep Routine
- Mayo Clinic: 7 Tips to Better Sleep: Follow the Mayo Clinic’s tips to better sleep to create a sleep schedule and make your nights more restful.
- National Sleep Foundation: How to Get on a Sleep Schedule: Creating a consistent sleep schedule is a part of healthy sleep. This resource discusses how you can set up a sleep schedule and what it can do for your life and health.
Stress Relief Resources
- The Association for Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback: Beating the College Blues: Use this resource to learn about stress reduction tips and strategies designed specifically for college students.
- University of Michigan: Managing Stress: Are you experiencing too much stress? This resource from the University of Michigan offers signs you have too much stress and offers tips for dealing with it.
- Mayo Clinic: Stress Relief from Laughter? It’s No Joke: If you’re feeling stressed, a funny movie or jokes with friends might just what you need to get back on track.
- Mayo Clinic: Exercise and Stress: The Mayo Clinic recommends exercise as a stress reliever to boost endorphins and offer a distraction from daily worries.
- Mayo Clinic: Stress Relievers: Find suggestions from the Mayo Clinic on things you can do to bust stressful feelings.
Mental Health Resources
- ULifeline: ULifeline is an online resource specifically focusing on mental health for college students. Get facts, take a self evaluation, and learn how you can get help for yourself or for a friend.
- Active Minds: Student Resources: Get connected with mental health resources for students and young adults as well as multicultural organizations and resources on Active Minds.
- National Institute of Mental Health: Help for Mental Illness: The National Institute for Mental Health shares resources for getting help with mental illness.
- gov: Visit MentalHealth.gov to learn the basics of mental health, what to look for, how to get help, and find opportunities to talk about mental health.