Sleep Clinic

Tired of not getting enough sleep?

Tired of not getting enough sleep?

Balancing all the demands on your time, a full course load, extracurricular activities, and socializing with friends can be challenging. If you also work or have family commitments, it can feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day.

The sleep clinic at Georgia Southern is here to help. The clinic focuses on learning ways to improve sleep and utilize Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia.

The general rule of thumb is that each individual should be getting around 8 hours a night. 70-96% of college students get less than eight hours of sleep each weeknight, and over half of college students sleep less than seven hours per night.

“There are very few students who are so-called short sleepers, people who really don’t need more than six hours of sleep. But, there are a lot more people who claim to be short sleepers than there are real short sleepers,” said Health and Wellness Coordinator Heather Shein. 

According to the CDC, staying awake for 18 hours can have the same effect as a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.05 percent. Staying awake for 24 hours can equate to a BAC of 0.10 percent (higher than the legal limit of 0.08 percent). 

Throughout your life, chronic sleep deprivation can have a serious impact on your physical and mental health. Insufficient sleep has been linked to weight gain and obesity, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes.

“This is my 3rd clinic and each time I feel that I leave with a trick or tip to make me sleep that much better at night. If you aren’t sleeping very well at night, I recommend it here 10/10 times,” said graduate student Leah Baker. 

All sessions are held in Statesboro, for those on the Armstrong campus that can’t drive all sessions will have a hybrid component so you can watch from the comfort of another location. For more information visit the Sleep Clinic | Counseling Center | Georgia Southern University