Sleep Handouts

Better Nights Equal Better Days - Although most of us know that proper diet and regular exercise are important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, many underestimate the value of sleep. Adults need between seven and eight hours of sleep each night, although individual needs may range from five to ten hours. When you go to sleep, your body goes to work:

Facts About Insomnia - WHAT IS INSOMNIA? Insomnia is the perception or complaint of inadequate or poor-quality sleep because of one or more of the following: ● difficulty falling asleep n waking up frequently during the night with difficulty returning to sleep ● waking up too early in the morning ●  un-refreshing sleep

Your Guide to Healthy Sleep (Short Version - 6 pgs) - When you’re in a rush to meet work, school, family, or household responsibilities, do you cut back on your sleep? Like many people, you might think that sleep is merely a “down time” when the brain shuts off and the body rests. Think again.

Your Guide to Healthy Sleep (Full Version - 68 pgs) - When you’re in a rush to meet work, school, family, or household responsibilities, do you cut back on your sleep? Like many people, you might think that sleep is merely a “down time” when the brain shuts off and the body rests. Think again.

Facts About Problem Sleepiness - WHAT IS PROBLEM SLEEPINESS? Everyone feels sleepy at times. However, when sleepiness interferes with daily routines and activities, or reduces the ability to function, it is called “problem sleepiness.” A person can be sleepy without realizing it. For example, a person may not feel sleepy during activities such as talking and listening to music at a party, but the same person can fall asleep while driving home afterward.

Test Your Sleep IQ  - The following true or false statements test what you know about sleep. Be sure to read the correct answers and explanations on the back of this sheet.