Sleeping at MSU isn't always easy.
Tired during the day? Hard to fall asleep at night? No time for sleep? You are not alone.
Only one in ten MSU students reported that daytime sleepiness was "not a problem at all"*.
Nearly one in four said that sleep difficulties were difficult or traumatic in the past year.*
And 'Sleep Difficulties' is one of the most common impediments to academic performance.*
There are changes you can make tonight to start getting more restful sleep. And some of the changes are pretty easy.
- Buy an alarm clock (and use it instead of your phone).
- Turn electronics off when you go to bed. Laptop, phone, tv, and reader should be turned OFF before your head hits the pillow.
- Avoid caffeine after 3 pm.
- If you have trouble sleeping at night, limit naps to 20-30 minutes.
University and College Sleep Resources
- Columbia University Sleep Center Sleep Diary, sleep facts & tips, and additional resource information
- University of Wisconsin Health Services Sleep improvement suggestions and “How to Get a Good Night Sleep” video created by the University Health Services
- Dartmouth Student Wellness Center Relaxation Downloads and Guided Imagery Exercises
- Go Ask Alice: How to sleep better in the dorms
National Sleep Resources
- National Sleep Foundation - The science of sleep.
- Healthfinder.gov/ . Search “Get Enough Sleep” on website search engine.
- Better Sleep Council - Shopping for a bed? Or sleep apps?
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*Data is from the 2014 ACHA-National College Health Assessment (NCHA) of MSU students. For the full MSU NCHA report, visit http://ippsr.msu.edu/NCHA/NCHA_2014_Report.pdf