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Sleep Health

According to the 2015 National College Health Assessment, over 42% of college students felt tired 3-5 days out of the week. Sleeping is a skill that can be practiced and improved, through workshops, pop-up nap stations and our Gaucho Sleep Week challenge, Health & Wellness aims to provide opportunities for Gauchos to improve their sleep.

Sleep Tips

Tip #1
20-40 minute naps improve alertness, cognitive performance and mood.
Tip #2
Caffeine, alcohol, marijuana, and nicotine can negatively impact the quality of your sleep when used 3-6 hours of bedtime.
Tip #3
Screens emit blue light which can suppress the production of sleep-inducing hormone called melatonin. Put your phone on Night Mode in Settings to encourage melatonin production.

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Gaucho Sleep Challenge

Each quarter look out for a variety of pop-up nap stations across campus and catch some well deserved rest. Register for the online sleep challenge here to learn tips and win prizes.

Stress Reduction

College can be a stressful time for many reasons, whether it be living away from home, academics, work or relationships. Health and Wellness aims to provide short-term and long-term stress reduction education and opportunities for students not only to improve academic performance but aid in the process of creating a long, happy and healthy life.

Stress Reduction Tips

Tip #1
Learn to build sustainable stress reduction techniques like exercise, meditation, deep breathing techniques and laughter into your everyday life to promote short-term and long-term health.
Tip #2
Practice stress reduction techniques as proactive habits rather than just during times of high need.
Tip #3
Participate in a weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice led by certified instructors from the Department of Health & Wellness. Visit our calendar for a list of offerings

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