Students Need More Sleep, Less Stress
American college students represent a large potential market for body-mind activities that promote relaxation and stress reduction. Students nationwide report that the top five factors impacting their academic performance are stress, colds and flus, sleep difficulties, concern for troubled friends or family members, and relationship difficulties, according to the American College Health Association 2006 National College Health Assessment. In response to these findings, colleges across the country are making efforts to educate students on good sleep habits and relaxation.
At the State University of New York, Buffalo, the Student Wellness Center held a “Snoozefest” event. In addition to offering tips on good sleep hygiene, the program included yoga and guided relaxation demonstrations. To promote student well-being, the Student Wellness Center offers free yoga and Pilates classes during the school term.
To learn more about the
student health survey, go to www.acha-ncha.org.
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