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Participating in an on-site or off-site sleep hygiene/management program (multi-week program, attending at least 85% of sessions over a minimum of 8 weeks) is necessary to be eligible for this incentive. You must complete an attestation form in HCM by Nov. 30 to earn the incentive.

The pandemic has impacted the mental and physical health of many individuals with recent studies indicating that approximately half of U.S. adults are experiencing ongoing stress and negative mental health issues. The data includes:

* >1/3 of U.S. adults average <7 hours of sleep each night (7-9 hours is recommended)

* Between 10-30% of adults deal with chronic insomnia

* ~40% of those with insomnia also have a mental health disorder

* Lack of sleep effects quality of work, driving capacity, etc.

The quality of your sleep affects just about every aspect of your life. Adequate sleep is just as important as eating well and being active! Practicing sound sleep habits is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to enhance mental and physical health.

Check out the CWRU Wellness Sleep Guide for more information about therapies for getting better sleep and other sleep tips.

Sleep Well Spring 2024

Learn more about the importance of quality sleep, as well as common sleep disorders, and how these can affect our health and well-being in this 8-week program taught by various medical and sleep professionals. Each session will occur via Zoom from 12-1 pm.

Feb. 8 - What is Sleep? What Happens if We Don't Get Enough Sleep? – Dennis Auckley, MD. Session 1 Recording

Feb. 15 - Sleep Disorders: Insomnia – John Carter, MD. Session 2 Recording

Feb. 22 - Calming the Mind – Yoga and Meditation for Insomnia - Deirdre Wenzel, E-RYT500. Session 3 Recording

Feb. 29 - Sleep Disorders: Breathing Issues – Dennis Auckley, MD. Session 4 Recording

March 7 - Sleep Disorders:  Hypersomnia & Parasomnias – John Carter, MD. Session 5 Recording

March 14 – The Impact of Nutrition on Sleep – Lindsay Malone, MS, RD, LD. Session 6 Recording

March 21 - Sleep Disorders: Sleep Related Movement Disorders- Nicoleta Olteanu, MD. Session 7 Recording

March 28 - Sleep Disorders: Circadian Rhythm Issues– Ziad Shaman, MD. Session 8 Recording

Ongoing Sleep Assistance

The quality of your sleep affects just about every aspect of your life. Imagine having peace of mind when you go to bed so that you'll fall asleep quickly, sleep deeply, and wake up feeling refreshed and revitalized.

If you struggle with sleep, you can start making improvements today by participating in Living Well Rested. Living Well Rested is one of the Engagement Rx courses available to benefits eligible CWRU employees through Avidon Health. This comprehensive program will help you change the thoughts and beliefs that drive insomnia, reset your body's clock, and learn to live well rested for life. 

To begin Living Well Rested, go to the CWRU portal and register using your CWRU Network ID and birth date. If you have registered on the portal previously, you will use your email address, instead of your email address, and the password you created to login as a returning user.