Sleep

Nearly three out of four of college students report having sleep problems, which can lead to lower GPAs because sleep deprivation affects concentration, memory and the ability to learn. Have you felt the effects of sleep deprivation? A regular sleep schedule may seem impossible, but it can do wonders for a good night?s sleep. How can you squeeze in a few more hours of sleep every week?

" Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners."

Williams Shakespeare

Looking Back:
A Self-Reflection

When do you usually go to sleep?

Check out our worksheet.

Quiz Ideas

  • Are you having trouble sleeping? Are you getting enough sleep? Do you know when sleeplessness is a problem? Find out by taking the quiz.
  • Do you know why the body needs sleep? Do you know commons issues that are associated with sleeping problems? Take this interactive quiz to improve your knowledge.

Moving Ahead:
The Challenge

How will you plan or change your bedtime routine to encourage a healthy night's sleep?

Check out our worksheet.

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Campus Resources

  • Student Health Services
    Student Health Services provides high quality health care, counseling, health education and prevention services to George Mason University students. From diagnosis and treatment of illness and injury, to women’s and men’s health, to immunizations and prescriptions, Student Health Services is available to all Mason students with clinics at Fairfax, Arlington and Science and Technology Campuses. There is no charge to be seen by one of our healthcare providers. There are nominal fees for treatments, and supplies.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services
    CAPS provides a wide range of free services to students, which are provided by a staff of professional clinical psychologists, social workers, counselors, learning specialists, and psychiatric providers. They offer individual counseling, group counseling, workshops, and outreach programs, as well as other resources.
  • Center for Psychological Services
    CPS offers individual, family, and couples therapy, group therapy, assessment, consultation, and mental health evaluations. They use evidence-based clinical training in assessment, consultation and intervention, and provide accessible, affordable, culturally sensitive, and state-of-the-art services to the community.

Additional Resources

  • INOVA
    INOVA is a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that serves more than two million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond. INVOA offers information about common sleep disorders, symptoms of sleep disorder, treatment options and resources for sleep studies.
  • Sentara
    Sentara has been committed to helping people who want the most dedicated medical professionals helping them through every stage of life for 125 years.  They offer a sleep lab in partnership with Georgetown University Hospital. This sleep lab can help diagnosis sleep disorders and is located in Woodbridge, VA.
  • Campus Mind Works
    Campus Mind Works is a website that supports the University of Michigan and provides them with information, resources, and access to staying healthy and managing college life. Their sleep page contains facts about sleep, things that can help people sleep better, frequently asked questions, and a variety of other sleep information.
  • National Sleep Foundation
    The National Sleep Foundation offers a variety of information on sleep health, disorders, tips, and finding a sleep professional. The information ranges from infants to adults, from normal work hours versus overnight hours, and more.
  • National Center on Sleep Disorders Research
    The National Center on Sleep Disorders Research is part of the National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute, which is part of the National Institutes of Health. They help identify and support key research in sleep, sleep disorders, and education programs for students, teachers, parents, and physicians. This info guide on the site offers information about the body, sleep, and common misconceptions.
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute offers many facts about sleep, such as staying awake at the wheel, narcolepsy, sleep apnea and more. They are part of the National Institutes of Health whose mission is to uncover new knowledge about health.