Sleep

CatWhy is sleep so important?

Nearly one third of our life is spent snoozin. It is a critical survival function that allows our bodies and brains to reset.
 

How much sleep is enough?

Ideally you should aim for 7-9 hours of sleep a night. Everyone's body is different so what may work for your roommate may not work for you.

How can I get more sleep?

  • Limit your time on your phone and computer right before bed. Light from your screens disrupts the melatonin (the hormone that helps you fall asleep) production in your body by 22%.
  • Other Tips
    • Limit caffeine 4-6 hours before bed 
    • Wear an eye mask to create a dark room
    • Make sure the temperature is between 68 and 72 degrees
    • Use ear plugs or a fan for white noise to drown out disruptive noise
    • Create a To-Do list before bed to prevent your mind from racing

Benefits

  • Reduce stress
  • Increase energy
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Improve memory, focus  & productivity
  • Better sleep
  • Improve mood & self-esteem

Resources

Sleep Campaign Poster

Download this poster here for distribution