Becca Don, Student Wellness
Steph Beecher, Student Wellness
On this page:
Everyone can experience some combination of the factors below, but these can be exacerbated for individuals due to disproportionate impact of COVID-19 and longstanding structural and systemic inequities.
- Stress/anxiety (ex: Health impacts of COVID-19, increased responsibilities) = impacts on sleep patterns, quantity, quality
- New routines (ex: Remote classwork, asynchronous classes) = change in sleep patterns = poor sleep quality
- Additional responsibilities (ex: on-campus employment, focus on academics, supporting family) = less time for sleep
In summary: Poor sleep ------> poor mental health
- Help students be aware of their time management in order to develop consistent sleep schedule
- Provide students, staff and faculty who interact with other students, staff and faculty, a quick and easy referral.
- Allow individuals to engage with the program in digital or non-digital formats
- Help Hawkeyes notice to how quality of sleep impacts mental health through daily tracking
- An app accessible by smartphone or tablet, that provides individualized sleep improvement strategies and feedback
- A weekly email program that provides education, strategies, and activities to understand and improve sleep
- A consult with a Wellness Staff member to learn about sleep improvement strategies, and get connected to other resources that could be useful.
- Meet with medical providers at Student Health to make a referral to UIHC Sleep Clinic or additional medical support.
- Paper handout with weekly education and activities that can be mailed out. Students can register by emailing Rebeccafirstname.lastname@example.org