Sleep is vital to overall health and well being and when you don't get enough sleep you are slow, vacant and lacking focus--much like a zombie. The United States is a sleep-deprived nation and the Illinois State University community is no different. Through the ACHA National College Health Assessment, ISU students report lack of sleep as the second highest barrier to academic success. Faculty and staff list sleep issues as a top health concern as well according to Pilot data from the ACHA National Faculty/Staff Health Assessment. Poor sleep habits can develop over time due to putting school, work, family obligations, and fun before your ZZZ's. The research shows that most adults need at least seven to eight hours of interrupted sleep each night. Read below for some guidance on how you may achieve this goal.
There are many benefits to getting a good night's rest on a consistent basis, and here are just a few reasons we need to prioritize a good slumber.
If you try the tips listed above and are still having sleep problems, you may want to consider contacting your healthcare provider.