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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 2023

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. During Spring 2023 semester, it is offered on Wednesdays from 12:30-1:30 pm on the following dates. 

2/8 - What is sleep? What happens if we don't get enough sleep? - Dennis Auckley, MD

2/15 - Sleep Disorders: Insomnia - John Carter, MD

2/22 - Calming the Mind: Yoga & Meditation for Insomnia - Deirdre Wenzel, E-RYT500

3/1 - Sleep Disorders: Hypersomnia & Parasomnias - John Carter, MD

3/8 - Sleep Disorders: Sleep Related Movement Disorders - Nicoleta Olteanu, MD

3/22 - Sleep Disorders: Circadian Rhythm Issues - Ziad Shaman, MD

3/29 - The Impact of Nutrition on Sleep - Lindsay Malone, MS, RD, CSO, LD

4/5 - Sleep Disorders: Breathing Issues - Dennis Auckley, MD

Session 1 Recording 

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Session 5 Recording

Session 6 Recording

Living Well Rested

CWRU faculty and staff are encouraged to register for the Living Well Rested program, which will run from April 3 – May 5, 2023. 

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. 

This program is designed for those who are struggling with sleep but would be informative for all. Participation will include viewing engaging videos and tracking nightly sleep. Additional information and instructions will be shared with registrants ahead of the start date. 

Participants will complete the program online, following a schedule of their choosing, during the period of April 3 – May 5. Registration will close Friday, April 7. 

Register for Living Well Rested