Sleep Awareness Week

Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon. ~ Charles M Schultz

March 13 – March 19, 2022

Be Your Best Slept Self

The National Sleep Foundation's Sleep Awareness Week® focuses on celebrating sleep health and encouraging the adoption of healthy sleep behaviors. In this blog, you will learn about the benefits of sleep, sleep facts, and on-going and upcoming sleep events.

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Sleep Basics

Circadian Rhythm and Sleep

Circadian rhythms are 24-hour cycles that are regulated by the body’s internal clock and signal when it’s time to sleep and wake up. Learn more in this short TED-Ed video!

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Sleep Stages

Your body goes through 4 stages as you sleep. Join sleep scientist Matt Walker as he discusses each sleep stage in this short TED video!

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Sleep Benefits

Prioritize getting enough sleep every night since sleep has several benefits, including stress reduction and mood improvement. Explore more sleep benefits below.

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Dreams

During sleep, dreams can occur in the form of images, thoughts, and feelings. People typically dream for about 2 hours every night. Learn more by visiting the Sleep Foundation‘s website.

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Sleep Amount Recommendations

Adults 18+ should receive at least 7 hours of sleep. Use the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s bedtime calculator to determine what time to go to bed based on your age and wake-up time.

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Tips for A Better Night Sleep

Disconnecting from electronic devices at least 30 minutes before bed can help you sleep better. Read about other ways you can improve your sleep below!

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Events

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Peaceful ZZZs

The Peaceful ZZZs Sleep Program includes two virtual 30-minute webinars that provide research-backed tips and tricks to help improve your sleep quality and a chance to set up your own sleep journal.

This is your last chance to register for the Peaceful ZZZs Sleep Program! The 2nd and final session is on Monday, March 21 at 12 pm via Zoom.

Peaceful ZZZs

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Good Night Gators

The Good Night Gators Program consists of 1 presentation where you learn about the health effects of sleep and sleep deprivation and receive tips and resources on how to establish healthier sleep habits.

The Good Night Gators Program can be delivered online or in-person. You can register for one of the live virtual sessions below.

Good Night Gators

Resources

GatorCare Sleep Guide

Use GatorCare’s sleep guide to improve your sleep one week at a time. Learn how to create a sleep routine and make changes to your environment and lifestyle that will support healthy sleep habits.

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28-Day Sleep Challenge

Get better quality sleep by participating in GatorCare’s 28-day, self-paced sleep challenge! Take a sleep self-assessment and receive sleep tips along the way.

Sleep Challenge

UF Health Sleep Center

The UF Health Sleep Center diagnoses and treats sleep disorders for adults and children. Call 352-265-5240 to make an appointment.

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