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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- Sleep.org is powered by the National Sleep Foundation and is a great resource for anyone wanting to learn more about sleep, its benefits, and how to get it!
- Sleepfoundation.ning.com is also by the National Sleep Foundation and features “Pillow talk”. This is an online community where people can share their experience with sleep and sleep disorders.
- Webmd.com In the search box, type in ‘sleep’. This is a credible resource for all health topics, and has great information on sleep and sleep disorders
- Sleepnet.com contains tips for better sleep, information on sleep disorder in adults and children, and it also offers you an online sleep test.