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.
Practicing sound sleep habits is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to enhance mental and physical health.
The CWRU Wellness Program is pleased to announce this 7th Program Incentive category has been added as of January 1, 2022.
New Program - Sleep Well
Learn more about the importance of quality sleep, as well as common sleep disorders, and how these can affect our health and well-being.
Sleep Well is an 8-week program taught by various medical and sleep professionals.
Feb. 9 - What is Sleep? What Happens if We Don't Get Enough Sleep? (Dennis Auckley, MD) - Listen to the recording.
Feb. 16 - Sleep Disorders: Insomnia (John Carter, MD) - Listen to the recording.
Feb. 23 - Calming the Mind - Yoga and Meditation for Insomnia (Deirdre Wenzel, E-RYT500) - Listen to the recording.
March 2 - Sleep Disorders: Hypersomnia & Parasomnias (John Carter, MD) - Listen to the recording.
March 9 - NO TALK - Spring Break
March 16 - Sleep Disorders: Sleep Related Movement Disorders (Mirna Ayache, MD) - Listen to the recording.
March 23 - Sleep Disorders: Breathing Issues (Dennis Auckley, MD) - Listen to the recording.
March 30 - Sleep Disorders: Circadian Rhythm Issues (Ziad Shaman, MD) - Listen to the recording.
April 6 - The Impact of Nutrition on Sleep (Lindsay Malone, MS, RD, CSO, LD) - Listen to the 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.
You can start improving your sleep today with a new program from our partners at SelfHelpWorks by Avidon Health.
To register for LivingWellRested, go to the CWRU portal and log in using your CWRU Network ID and birth date. (If you have registered for a SHW program previously, please use your email@example.com email address instead of your firstname.lastname@example.org address to log back in).
Check out the CWRU Wellness Sleep Guide for more information about therapies for getting better sleep and other sleep tips.
Adequate sleep is just as important as eating well and being active!