The Importance of Sleep

Sleep is an essential part of life. As humans, we typically spend up to one-third of our lives asleep. On average, the National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours per night for adults.   Although researchers are still learning about why we need sleep, we already know a lot about how and why we sleep. Watch the video below to learn more:


College students are one of the most sleep-deprived populations. Its hard to juggle all of the responsibilities of being a student and get enough sleep! Sleep is strongly linked to overall wellness, and there are many benefits to getting enough sleep:

  • Brain health
  • Improves learning
  • Improves ability to pay attention in class
  • Maintaining physical health and immune system functioning
  • Improves mood
  • Reduces stress

This month the Wellness Blog will be focusing on sleep, so stay tuned for tips and information about sleep!


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