Getting enough sleep helps you learn faster, gives you more energy throughout the day and even boosts your immune health.

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Improve Your Sleep

Even as a busy college student, there are many ways to improve the quality of your sleep.

Tips for Better Sleep

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  • Create a bedtime and wake-up ritual, including going to sleep and waking up at the same time each day
  • Keep naps short; a 20-30 minute power nap can improve your alertness without disrupting your nighttime sleep
  • Consider a sleep app to monitor and improve your sleep
  • Turn off electronic devices one hour before bed
  • Don’t use your snooze alarm — going back to sleep for a few minutes doesn’t count toward the deep, restorative sleep that you need
  • Don’t pull all-nighters for exams and papers — getting a good night’s sleep will help you perform better the next day
  • Don’t have caffeine, alcohol or nicotine 2-3 hours before bedtime


Better Sleep Videos

Having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? What you do during the daytime can affect your nightly rest. Check out our videos for additional tips and resources.

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Get Professional Help

If you’re having a problem with sleep that goes on for a period of time, you may want to consult with a physician, mental health provider, wellness coach or other sleep specialist.

Primary, non-emergency medical care

University at Buffalo
4350 Maple Rd
Amherst, NY 14226

Phone: (716) 829-3316; Fax: (716) 829-2564

Preventative health and wellness education

Health Promotion

Student Life

University at Buffalo
114 Student Union, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2837; Fax: (716) 645-6234

Short-term on campus mental health support

University at Buffalo
120 Richmond Quadrangle, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14261

Phone: (716) 645-2720; Fax: (716) 645-2175

University at Buffalo
1st Floor Michael Hall, South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 829-5800

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