Sleep

Burst of sunrays shining on a dew filled branch
Burst of sunrays shining on a dew filled branch

Sleep: A basic necessity which is as important as air, food and water. We spend as much as one third of our lives sleeping, and yet sleep is often lost or taken for granted when trying to meet a deadline or care for ill family members. More than half of us don’t get enough sleep. Not only does this leave us tired and not at our best, but poor sleep can affect our ability to concentrate, retain new information, and can affect your judgment and mood. Insufficient sleep may also lead to poor health. Studies reveal that people who sleep poorly are at greater risk for a number of health concerns from obesity to high blood pressure.

We have provided information on this site to assist you in learning more about improving your sleep:

To discuss a sleep concern or to access any of the above resources, please contact us.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Campus address
121-50 USB
U.S. mailing address
The University of Iowa
121 University Services Bldg., Ste. 50
Iowa City, IA 52242-1911
Phone
319-335-2085
FAX
319-335-2056