Good sleep hygiene is a key to academic success

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 five 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. 

  1. Buy an old-fashioned alarm clock (and use it instead of your phone).
  2. Turn electronics off when you go to bed. Laptop, phone, tv and reader should be turned OFF before your head hits the pillow.
  3. Avoid caffeine after 3 p.m. 
  4. If you have trouble sleeping at night, limit naps to 20-30 minutes. 

University and College Sleep Resources

National Sleep Resources

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*Data is from the 2018 ACHA-National College Health Assessment (NCHA) of MSU students.