COUNSELING CENTER

COLLEGE STUDENTS AND MENTAL HEALTH

Improved sleep health will make you a more successful student. Consistently getting at least 8 hours of high quality sleep has been shown to improve overall health , mental health, athletic and academic performance.  Experts are beginning to believe that sleep health is  a key to a high level of human functioning. If you are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis you are not alone. Studies show that as many as 70-80% of the population experience difficulties with sleep at least occasionally.  In a recent survey,  88% of Buffalo State student’s indicated that  they experienced  at least some level of sleepiness during daytime activities.  Perhaps the most important reason for  college students to manage their sleep is the very strong relationship between sleep health and academic success.  The Buffalo State Counseling Center  offers free and confidential individual  sleep consultations and group workshops on how to get a good night’s sleep.  Please call the Center (878-4436) for further details or to request  an appointment. One excellent  resource on sleep health is the National Sleep Foundation website,  www.sleepfoundation.org.