On January 17, Health Services hosted a sleep program in the Hercules Community of Academic Village. More than 56 students attended to learn about the importance of sleep, how it affects their academic performance and how to achieve a better night’s sleep. The program was hosted by Kristina Grabnickas, advanced registered nurse practitioner, who specializes in sleep issues at the Health Center.

“Lack of sleep is a major impediment to student’s academic success,” said Grabnickas. “It was great to take this program to the students so they can make changes and get into a healthy sleep routine.”

Students walked away knowing how to set a sleep routine and common sleep impediments. One lucky winner went home with a “sleep aid basket,” full of items like relaxing music, sleep mask, ear plugs and more to help  sleep more soundly. Educating students about the importance of sleep and its effect on their academic performance is an ongoing objective of Health Services.

Health Services is a department of the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services.