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As a college student, it is vitally important to make sleep a priority. Sound impossible? Over half of Penn State students reported that they felt tired, dragged out, or sleepy during the day at least three or more days a week.*

Busy schedules, all-nighters, and too much caffeine can wreak havoc on your sleep schedule. Not getting enough sleep can lead to bigger problems like weight gain, the inability to pay attention in class, and memory trouble. Poor sleep quality and quantity affect your mood, motivation, judgment, and perception of events.

As an adult, you should aim for 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Learn how you can maximize your snooze time by scheduling a one-on-one session with a peer educator, or invite a peer educator to your next student club, organization, or residence floor meeting to provide an interactive sleep workshop.

Free sleep kits are available to all students. Stop by the Health Promotion and Wellness suite in 20 Intramural Building to pick one up today.

*[Source: Penn State University’s ACHA National College Health Assessment, Spring 2016]