Sleep is such an important part of our lives, yet many of us don’t pay much attention to it. It is usually not until we have problems with sleep that we notice it and start to try to understand the nature of sleep.
Sleep is essential to humans, just like air, water and food. When necessary, people can cope without sleep for periods of time, but the longer we are awake the stronger the urge to sleep becomes. Sleep is important for general physical health, restoring energy, repairing injuries or illness, growth, concentration, memory, getting along with others.
People vary in terms of how much sleep they need. Whatever your individual needs, lack of sleep or poor sleep quality can affect the above. Sleep hygiene is the term used to describe good sleep habits. Strategies can provide long-term solutions to sleep difficulties. There are numerous strategies and forms of help available for sleep problems.
See the links below for more information or make an appointment at Student Health to see a health professional.