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

Do Don’t
  • 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


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

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