Sleep

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Why is sleep important? Lack of quality sleep is a big problem that college students face today. Compared to the general US population, college students are much more likely to report daytime sleepiness (50% of college students report daytime sleepiness versus 36% of the US adult population) and over 70% of college students attain insufficient sleep. Habits such as pulling “all-nighters” or having irregular sleep schedules can contribute to lower GPAs, higher rates of mental illness, and have trouble with cognitive skills such as memory recall and concentration.

Resources

Wellness Center

  • Sleep Hygiene Supplies- Ear plugs, eye masks, essential oils
  • Peer One-on-One Support- Trained peer educators can help with tools for relaxation, crafting a sleep routine, time management, educational information about substances and sleep, and answer limited questions, etc.
  • Wellness Events- Educational opportunities to learn more about sleep, emotional and social well-being, and other interconnected areas of wellness

TimelyCare

  • Health Coaching- Connect with a coach about sleep habits, mindfulness, exercise, etc.
  • Medical- Connect with a licensed physician physical wellbeing and to inquire about substances and sleep (ie. melatonin)
  • Counseling- Connect with a Mental Health Professional

St. Olaf Counseling Center

  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Referrals

Center for Advising and Academic Success (CAAS)

  • Peer or Professional Academic Coach- Connect with an Academic Coach to help you build a schedule that prioritizes sleep and helps you maximize the time you are awake.

St. Olaf Health Services

  • Connect with a Nurse Practitioner to discuss sleep concerns
  • Ask questions related to sleep problems and sleep hygiene
  • Provide referrals as needed