Sleep Hygiene


Learning Outcomes

We intend that students who participate in sleep programs will:

  1. Understand the basic ways that sleep affects our minds and bodies.
  2. Understand how some behaviors affect sleep and vice versa.
  3. Be able to utilize sleep hygiene tips and napping strategies.
  4. Understand the importance of sleep for academic success and personal well-being.

Program Description

Developing healthy sleep habits in a college environment can be challenging. A student’s 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 lead to dangerous driving conditions for the affected individual. Adequate, quality sleep is important to a college student’s 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.

The Sleep campaign The Sleep Campaign aims to provide students with the skills and strategies to achieve more restful nights. The Sleep Campaign consisted of the following activities:

  • Nap map located in Slayter Union with popular napping location. Offered opportunity for student to place a tag in new or other napping locations as well as list their napping strategies. Students can also pick up a sleep mask with tips on better sleep.
  • Essential Oils and sleep: a program brought to the students by a trained professional in essentials oils.
  • Resident Hall programs upon request.

Here are 10 tips to try to help you get into the right frame of mind for 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 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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