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Sleep is a key building block of overall wellness. It’s nearly impossible to perform at your physical or mental peak if you aren’t getting consistent, restful sleep. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Patrick Finan, Ph.D. created the following infographic, detailing how sleep deprivation can affect mood, memory, health, and even your judgment.
It can be easy to fall into bad habits. Review these sleep hygiene tips, created in conjunction with the Student Health and Wellness Center, to make sure you’re getting the rest that you need.
*We’ll make one exception to this rule: briefly using your device to queue up a Sleep Story or other relaxing content from the Calm app, which is free to Johns Hopkins affiliates. Access it here. Also if it’s within 30 minutes of your bedtime, turn off the device on which you are reading this sentence and start winding down, because you need and deserve a good night’s sleep.