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Sleep Resources

Selected Sleep Health Tools

Sleep is an important and vital component for your overall wellness. Review the information and resources below to learn more about sleep.

Top 10 Things to Know about Sleep

  1. The brain is active during sleep, and sleep is essential to overall health.
  2. Enough sleep (7-9 hours nightly) supports good memory, good judgement, and higher GPA.
  3. Lack of enough sleep (aka sleep deprivation) negatively affects physical, emotional, and mental health.
  4. Sleepiness during the day is not normal and can be a symptom of a sleep health problem such as sleep deprivation, insomnia, narcolepsy, and other sleep disorders.
  5. Using electronic devices before bedtime and during the night may make it harder to sleep.
  6. A strong biological clock depends on sleep timing and regularity.
  7. Drowsy driving is as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol.
  8. Snoring is common, but not normal and may cause serious health problems.
  9. Most sleep disorders have a biological and/or psychological cause.
  10. Sleep problems that are untreated may become chronic and affect long-term physical, emotional, and mental health.

Your Body & Sleep

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Sleep Deprivation

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Common Sleep Disorders

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How to Improve Sleep

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Self-Assessment

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Self-Help Tools

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Help at ISU

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Additional Websites

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