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The amount and quality of sleep you get affects your daily life. For college students, sleep has a direct effect on academic performance, physical health, and mental health. Students are also notorious for "all nighters", caffeinating at late hours, or other issues with sleep from trying to fulfill their many responsibilities (class, work, social life, and applying for jobs to name a few). On average, students get 6 to 6.5 hours of sleep per night which falls below the healthy recommendation. Our health educators are here to explain the consequences of a bad sleep schedule, the benefits of a healthy one, and how to incorporate that into the college lifestyle.


In this presentation, the following objectives will be met:

  • Students will be able to explain the importance of sleep on health and overall well-being.

  • Students will recognize the relationship between alcohol, substances, and sleep.

  • Students will recall the different types of sleep disorders.

  • Students will be able to apply their knowledge to establishing a better sleep routine.


To request a presentation, click and fill out the Presentation Request Form.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact Health Education and Promotion at healthed@wku.edu or call (270) 745-4491.






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 Last Modified 8/18/23