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Sleep

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VCU Students report sleep as the #3 issue affecting their academics. The Well's Health Survey, Spring 2016, n=856

We all need to sleep. Getting enough sleep allows our bodies to perform vital, restorative functions that keep us well and give us energy to perform at our best. 

According to the National Sleep Foundation, a young adult between the ages of 18-25 years old needs between 7-9 hours of sleep each night. 


Not getting enough sleep? Too tired to function? The Well can provide one-time individual consultations on sleep. Educational programs are also available by request for student groups and classes. Please call (804) 828-WELL (9355) or email thewell@vcu.edu for more information or to make an appointment.


While sleep needs vary, everyone has a sleep cycle and requires a committed amount of time to REM sleep. Check out the resources below on the benefits of sleep and the risks of sleep deprivation.