ZZZs into AAAs: Best Practices in Sleep Promotion for College Students

with Mandy Colbert, Birdie Cunningham, Candice Alfano

About This Course

This course is free for members of the Wellness and Health Promotion KC. For more information about pricing (and how to make sure you're getting the appropriate discount), please read below the course description.

Lack of and low quality sleep have been directly connected to lower mental health, increase stress, and lower academic performance in college students. Come join our panel of higher education experts to explore the basics of sleep research, examine the problem we face at our universities, and discuss best practices in sleep promotion!

The importance of sleep quality and quantity is often overlooked when thinking about college student well-being, but is one of the most critical to understand. Research has consistently shown that lack of and lower quality sleep impacts learning and memory, can increase stress, and is directly linked with poor academic performance - but as we know, our students will sacrifice it quickly when met with competing priorities.

As higher educational professionals, what do we need to understand when it comes to the basics of sleep trends, what research has and is being conducted, and what best practices are out there to encourage sleep health? This panel of higher education sleep experts will teach you about what you can do within your environment to prioritze sleep, encourage healther behaviors, and learn about the linkages between sleep and student success. 

Learning Outcomes

By attending this session, participants will:

  • understand the basics of sleep promotion in higher education and what trends are impacting student's sleep;
  • identify major areas of sleep research, including connections to memory, concentration, and academic performance; and
  • discuss best practices in higher education to encourage healthier sleep and address environmental factors that contribute to the problem. 

Knowledge Community Pricing

Members of the Wellness and Health Promotion KC will be able to register for this course for free through August 19, 2018. Once you register, you will always have access to the content.

To ensure that you receive the appropriate pricing for the course, you must be a member of NASPA, and also a member of the Wellness and Health Promotion KC. You will see the correct price in your cart once you click on "Take this Course."

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Accessing the Presentation

Once you complete your registration, you will be able to access the course by clicking on the "Login" button at the top of this page (or any page on olc.naspa.org).

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  • You will find the session listed under "Enrolled."

  • Live session access information will be listed before the session has aired.

  • All sessions are recorded. Once the session is over, the recording will be available approximately one week after the air date. You may view the materials as many times as you'd like, at whatever pace you would like.

  • If you have any difficulty accessing the materials, please contact Jace Kirschner (jkirschner@naspa.org).

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