A Research Study On Sleep Hygiene

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America as a whole is sleep deprived. The Institute of Medicine estimated that 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from chronic wakefulness or sleep disorders, which the organization associates with numerous health consequences (Colton and Altevogt, 2006). Research has shown that the emerging adult population’s sleep is suboptimal (Hicks and Pellegrini, 1991), and is related to poor health and wellbeing outcomes (Pilcher, Ginter, and Sadowsky, 1997). There have been a few universities have tried intervention programs to improve sleep, and those that have emphasize the need for education on good sleep hygiene. Sleep hygiene is, “modifiable and the behaviors and conditions associated with it as a determinant to sleep can be changed to improve sleep quality and the resulting health-related quality of life” (Jennings, 2013, p. 31). It could be argued that having an intervention program focusing on sleep hygiene education that focuses on sleep hygiene that could result in a drastic change in academic success, involvement in one’s institution, and overall health and wellness. The Dream Team could be that intervention program.
The Dream Team would be a sleep focused intervention program ran out of the Luther College Nena Amundson Lifetime Wellness Program with a focus on first-year students. The program would use students’ intrinsic interests to encourage them to invest in their sleep hygiene. The Dream Team program would begin with a presentation about why sleep and sleep hygiene…
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