We need sleep so that our mind and body can function properly. It’s incredibly important for many reasons, including:
- physical restoration
- keeping our immune systems strong, and our heart and blood vessels healthy
- allowing us to grow and heal
- helping us control our appetite and our weight
- consolidating memory, which helps us learn.
University students are often balancing study, work and family commitments, so getting enough sleep can be challenging, particularly during exam time. Problems with sleep are very common, so it’s essential for your health and wellbeing to establish good sleep habits and address problems early. For more information, take a look at Better Health Channel's web page on developing healthy sleep habits.
If you have trouble sleeping, or you’d like to know more about how you can get a good night’s sleep, check out the following resources: