During this time in the semester, your student is likely exhausted, tired, and concerned about being successful in college. They may be giving everything that they can but are struggling to have the motivation and energy to maintain the same enthusiasm they had in the beginning of the semester. In last year’s newsletter, the counseling center discussed the role of self-care in supporting a student’s mental health needs. This year we are targeting the need for sleep because a lack of sleep can significantly influence your student’s overall well-being and ability to care for themselves. A healthy amount of sleep is 7 hours a night. Your student may experience a healthy amount of sleep but struggle to maintain this when experiencing stress or other mental health concerns throughout the semester.
Here are some tips that your student may be able to use when struggling with sleep:
Here are some extra tips: