Sleep Education

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Sleep Education

Sleep is essential for your overall health and well-being, and can be strongly linked to academic success. Your behaviors during the day, especially before bedtime, can have a major impact on your sleep. Making sleep a priority can be difficult with a busy schedule, but taking steps to get a good night’s sleep can help you thrive.

Impacts of Sleep Deprivation:

Getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night can have detrimental effects to your mind and body, including:

Impacts of Sleep Deprivation

Want to improve your sleep?

Pick up a sleep kit* in the Student Health Services Pharmacy for just $2.00!

Wellness and Health Promotion Services offers workshops and resources that provide information and strategies to create and maintain a healthy balance between life, school, and sleep.


*Sleep Kit includes: earplugs, sleep mask, aromatherapy sleep spray, chamomile tea sample, and education information on sleep hygiene.

Quick Tips for a good night’s rest:

  1. Stick to a regular sleep schedule and pre-sleep ritual to help relax you before bed.
  2. Avoid using electronics at least 60 minutes before going to bed.
  3. Exercise Early– working out before bed can simulate and heat up your body, making it more difficult to fall asleep.
  4. Nap before 5p.m.– Taking shorter, 20-minute naps earlier in the day can help avoid disrupting your evening sleep cycle.
  5. Avoid Alcohol, Caffeine and Tobacco at least 3 hours before bed.
  6. Have light evening meals. If you are hungry before bed, eat small protein-packed snacks to reduce hunger.
  7. Sleep when you are tired. If you can’t fall asleep within 20 minutes, get up and do something relaxing to help induce sleep.
  8. Create a relaxing sleep space– Keep your bedroom dark, clean and quiet. If you have roommates with different sleep schedule, try a sleep kit from the Student Health Pharmacy to help block out light and noise.

Sleep Resources:

Check out these resources for additional information:

National Sleep Foundation

The Better Sleep Council


Student Health Service:

Counseling and Psychological Services:

Wellness and Health Promotion Services:

Effects of Caffeine on your Sleep:

Watch this video from HealthyUCLA to see how caffeine affects your sleep routine.