We all sleep, but many of us do not obtain the quality or quantity of sleep that is needed to maintain optimal functioning. This is especially true for college students who are managing dense course loads, part-time employment, and social obligations.

It is not uncommon for students to believe that running on inadequate sleep is a sign of hard work. Some students even develop a sense of pride about their ability to juggle multiple obligations with only a few hours of sleep, but this tendency does not come without risks. It turns out that a lack of sleep can be caused by (and contribute to) a variety of mental health concerns. Thankfully, there are dozens of practical ways to improve your quality and quantity of sleep!

Submitted by: Jamie Kardelis