Healthy Sleep

The Benefits of Good Sleep

Developing healthy sleep habits in a college environment can be challenging. Your schedule can often change from day to day and from week to week depending on the demands of work, social and academic schedules. Poor sleep habits can affect academic performance, increase depression, weaken the immune system and even lead to dangerous driving conditions. Adequate, quality sleep is important to your overall wellness and academic success.

To pick up a sleep mask contact Health and Wellness Education at 740-587-6358 or stop by Whisler Center for Student Wellness.

Denison’s Sleep Campaign: Our Sleep Campaign gives you the skills and strategies better sleeps. Find a Nap Map in Slayter Union with popular napping location.

  • Get a sleep mask and tips on better sleep. Call 740.587.6358 or stop by Student Health & Wellness.
  • Essential Oils and Sleep: a program brought to you by a professional trained in essential oils.
  • Resident Hall programs upon request.

10 tips for a good night’s sleep:

  1. Avoid caffeine at night, and limit it during the day.
  2. Skip alcohol before bed.
  3. Create a sleep schedule, and stick to it.
  4. Don’t sleep in on weekends or days when you have late class; wake up close to the same time every day.
  5. Put books and homework away at least 30 minutes to an hour before bedtime.
  6. Don’t study or work on your computer in bed.
  7. Exercise earlier in the day, never just before bed.
  8. Don’t watch TV just before bed.
  9. Sleep with earplugs and use an eye pillow to drown out any bright lights and the noise
  10. Turn out the lights when it’s time to go to bed; a bright room will keep you awake.

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Contact Us


Please call 740-587-6200 and press #1 to schedule an appointment with a member of our medical or behavioral staff

*Given demand for student appointments, we ask that you cancel any appointment you are unable to attend.

Counseling “Walk-in Hour”:

No appointment necessary
Monday through Friday
11:30 am - 12:30 pm.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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