To encourage better sleep habits, University Wellness will offer faculty, staff and students a four-week program, the Sleep Great Challenge. Each week, participants will be encouraged to add or maintain healthy sleep habits, with the goal of getting optimum sleep most nights of the week. The Sleep Great Challenge starts Monday, April 9.
Research shows that, for most people, getting seven to nine hours of sleep nightly helps immune function, memory and longevity. Poor sleep habits can increase risk for obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other chronic diseases.
Participants will turn in a sleep log each week. Ten of these logs will be drawn and their creators will win sleep-related prizes. After the four weeks, five participants will be offered a grand prize for successfully completing the program.