Slugs and Sleep

What do you already know? 

  • Sleep is important for your ability to do well in school, improve your concentration, and boost your immune system.

  • Sometimes it feels necessary to pull an all-nighter. 

  • Not being able to sleep feels frustrating.

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  • Do you wake up feeling rested most days?

  • Do you have trouble falling or staying asleep?

  • Do you use or need substances to help you sleep?

What do other students do?

  • Avoid stimulants like caffeine and nicotine. The stimulating effects of caffeine in coffee, colas, teas, and chocolate can take as long as 8 hours to wear off fully.

  • Have a good sleeping environment. Get rid of anything that might distract you from sleep, such as noises or bright lights. 

    • Learn how to have an open conversation with your roommate about noise/light from our friends at Stanford.

  • Set a consistent wake up time. Waking up at the same time every day will make it easier to fall asleep at night.

  • See your health provider if you continue to have trouble sleeping.

  • Sleep on a schedule that works for you. Don't have an 8 am class? Don't wake up at 7 am unless you want to!

  • Learn how to communicate and set boundaries with a roommate(s).

  • Organize your mornings so you can sleep in!

Sleep Hygiene Resources