February Advocacy Spotlight : Sleep

This month, let us read a little about sleep, why its important and some steps we can take to improve our sleep.



February’s Advocacy Reading is: “Why Do We Need Sleep?”


Sleep is a major component of our everyday lives and is CRUCIAL for our well being. It supports memory consolidation and contributes to a more alert state when we are awake.


Unfortunately, as university students, we may find ourselves with poor sleep schedules. This can include getting very short amounts of sleep and stress-related interruptions in sleep, both of which have been shown to be unhealthy.


In addition to the short term effects related to one's focus, there are other potential long-term consequences of lack of sleep such as increased risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease.


This month, with these detriments in mind, let us read a little about sleep, why its important and some steps we can take to improve our sleep.


Find this article at: https://www.sleepfoundation.org/how-sleep-works/why-do-we-need-sleep

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