Sleep: A basic necessity which is as important as air, food and water. We spend as much as a third of our lives sleeping and yet, sleep is often lost or taken for granted when trying to meet a deadline or care for ill family members. More than half of us don’t get enough sleep. Not only does this leave us tired and not at our best, but poor sleep can affect our ability to concentrate, retain new information, and can affect your judgment and mood. Insufficient sleep many also lead to poor health. Studies reveal that people who sleep poorly are at greater risk for a number of health concerns from obesity to high blood pressure.
We have provided information on this site to assist you in learning more about improving your sleep:
- About Sleep
- Tips for Better Sleep
- 10 Reasons to be Well Rested
- Helpful Sleep Resources/Links
- When to Seek Help
To discuss a sleep concern or to access any of the above resources, please contact Faculty and Staff Services/EAP at 335-2085, e-mail us at EAPhelp@uiowa.edu.
Page Last Updated January 2013