If you have questions or concerns about your sleeping patterns, UHCS can help! We have medical staff and counseling staff who can address a variety of problems related to sleep.
From an expert at UHCS:
Not surprisingly, new evidence indicates that sleep is essential in helping maintain mood, memory, and cognitive performance. Bottom line, sleep deprivation is thought to hurt academic performance and negatively impact ones quality of life. The literature suggests that college students, on average, sleep six to seven hours each night. Interestingly, some who study sleep recommend nine hours of sleep each night. As with any population, there are those who do not need eight or more hours of sleep. Some studies report fifteen per cent of college students as having chronic insomnia. Negative effects of insomnia are well documented and attempting to mitigate the lack of sleep with caffeine and/or OTC sleep medications is not recommended.
Reasons for getting more sleep:
Ways to improve sleep:
Should sleep become an ongoing issue, you may seek help at the University Health & Counseling Service.- Stephen Naymick, MSW, LCSW